I have HP Pavilion Entertainment DV4-1220us. I have to say that it runs great in terms of performance plus its ease of use and portability, but the only real problem that i have is with its battery life. To be honest it sucks.....when using the laptop on battery power just surfing the web only (no music, or burning cd, or anything else) just surfing the web i get about 1 1/2 hours out of it. Weather it is in power saver mode or normal mode.
i want to know if there is anyone else who has the same problems, or if they have the same laptop and get better battery life. Also what would be the best way to get better battery life. is there a specific way to treat your battery for better performance?
if you have it pluged into the mains for long periods of time when you don't need to it wears the battery out, used to get 2 and a half out of my laptop, then I spent about 2-3 months with it plugged into the mains all the time using it loads and now it's just under an hour.
Speakers low and brightness down to a minimum help increase battery life.