Hi ALL, I've had my Acer for about 1 1/2 weeks and I am quite pleased with it. Assuming the BB return window is 14 days its coming up soon, but at this point its definitely a KEEPER!! I know its been recommended to let the battery run down and then to give it full charge. I assume its a Lithium Ion battery which is supposed to have less of a problem with battery "memory" but its still probably a good idea to let it run down. My question is how far should you let it go down. Around 10% or so you get a warning that the battery is low and it is recommended that you plug the charger in. And that's what I do, but I was wondering if anyone lets it go below 10% and if so how far down do you let it go. Thanks, Gerry P. S. Yes, the short cord on the charger is a pain. But come on! A simple $1.50 Walmart extension cord solves the problem. May not be fancy or the best solution, but it works!!