i am wondering if i should get the 4 cell or 8 cell battery for my dell 710m laptop. i know the 8 cell battery would last longer but how many more hours than the 4cell one?
and the 8 cell battery will be more heavier. i don't wish to carry a laptop that's too heavy especially when it's small and it suppose to feel light.
does anyone know what's the weight difference between the 4cell and 8 cell battery?
Get the battery upgrade. Notebooks are about mobility, and extra battery life is worth a little extra weight. With any luck, an 8 cell battery will get you 5 hours on a charge under average use. Under full load (like playing a game on battery power), it will be more like 2 hours.
Yes, more battery is always better... particularly when they want to stick you with a 4-cells. I've used some laptops with 6-cells and that's not too bad (1.5-3 hours depending on build, screen brightness, CPU, etc.), but with a puny 4-cell the moment you unplug you keep watching the little power meter drain out... it's so fast it's distracting!