Actually Levi, the battery life is better than that.
I used mine (recently purchased) to watch a two hour movie on the airplane, read a couple of hours on it in the motel room along with surfing the net with WIFI in the room. My battery indicator still stands at HALF FULL.
Before leaving I left the the thing on for a couple of days... while using it to sporadically (sp?) surf the net, read a couple of books, let the kids use it, and the battery held up with all that.
I like it though. Lots of books to have at your fingertips, and although you have to jump through a few hoops to get a DVD Digital Copy onto it, it played the movie right on. It only does WIFI so that can be a limitation, and of course there are a few things here and there that it DOESN'T do. But for the price, it is what it is, and it's a lot more than what you would think for something that is WAY cheaper than an Ipad.
Just my opinion, hope it helps.