with the 9 cell there is over 5 hours with minimal use.
the heat in my opinion is just as bad as any other laptop in its category. I think it actually cools better than my 1210, but my 1210 is much more powerful.
My girlfriend just got it two days ago and haven't had a lot of time to mess around with it, but overall, I am pleased with it... for the price. It was less than 1000 dollars equipped pretty well.
If I were in the 14.1 inch laptop market I would probably have...