Satellite Pro L40 - What is a average battery runtime?

Hi there,
I just recently received my Satellite Pro L40 and am just wondering what the average battery runtime is? Once fully charged it only seems to be able to handle 1hour max. Is this normal?
The laptop I had before was the same, but my friends laptop, which is more than a year older than mine, runs for more than 3 hours on a fully charged battery.
Is there a fault??

It is not easy to answer this question because the battery working time depends from the notebook usage. You should know that you will be able to run the notebook much longer on battery power using only some common applications like Word or Internet Explorer.
Playing games, watching DVDs or burning the CD/DVD waste more battery power because the performance of the single devices is much higher!!!!
Fact is that the Pro L40 notebook was equipped with high-tech parts and devices. The notebook supports a strong Intel Pentium Dual-Core CPU, huge HDD, nice GPU and and and
Furthermore you should know that the preinstalled Vista OS eats many resources and waste more battery power as the Win XP!!!
All this factors has a influence on the battery working time.
Last but not least you should know that there are different batteries on the market.
If you want to increase the battery performance buy a stronger battery!!!

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