If you turn off everything, the battery life is amazing, if you leave some things on, you will still outlast others even with your battery under 25%. Its quite capable, though haven't seen 12 hours of life yet either. I will eventually play games on it, but as of now its just surveys to pay it off haha. Priced a bit high for a product that is behind the times technically. But a good buy none the less. If your looking for long battery life, or occasional gaming, look no futher and buy this. One negative, often when it comes back from standby/sleep, its unresponsive for a few minutes other than mouse movement, you can't click or alt+tab etc to do anything. Battery Life After a year of use, battery life is less than half of what I bought it. Now its 3-4 hours, the life of the average cheapo laptop. I bought it for the long battery life to take on long flights, now its basically worthless for that. This is with all essentials turned off or down too. Durability I've dropped it a number of times, it still works lol, though it was in a neoprene sleeve, and not from too high of a drop.
Bay City, MI