While I can hit 2 hours on my Acer Aspire netbook it is when I use wifi and it runs my powerpoint presentation.
There is nothing amiss with that number and changing the OS would not give me any significant more hours.
That 4 cell sounds like the smallest battery they put on netbooks. You may want to rethink your issues as nothing seems busted.
power consumption on intel atom cpu are quite high.. can somebody tell me which browser and os used on intel atom 450,, will consume less electrical energy from battery.. mine is intel atom 450,, memory 2GB,, hard disk 320gb,, and it is a netbook with no cd player.. at the moment i am using a window xp os,, but battery life is only 2hours when use on WIFI.. netbook is 13 inches.. type of battery is 4 cell lithium polymer type... thanks and please guide me