Back at the beginning of this month, it was mentioned that some of the new 10.1″ Acer Aspire Ones were shipping with larger batteries. This was a mistake on Acer’s part (and a welcome one for a lot of us who had pre-ordered). These were six-cell batteries (and current 10.1-inch Aspire Ones still ship with six-cells), however they were 5800mAh versus the standard 4400mAh. These higher capacity batteries allowed for over 7 hours of battery life in some instances.
Unfortunately, the 4400mAh is what is shipping now, as far as we know. There maybe a few 5800-mAh models still floating around, but chances are you will get a 4400-mAh battery if you were to order today.
LAPTOP Magazine got their hands on a 4400-mAh battery and put it to the test. They were able to get just under 4 hours, 30 minutes. For the price ($350), it’s still a good value, and probably still one of the best values around – early 8.9″ Aspire Ones did not ship with 6-cell batteries. As they point out, you can spend a bit more for the 10″ Asus Eee PC 1000HE and get a big bump in battery life.
Read: LAPTOP Magazine