where do I find the cycle count?

I have a one and one half year old macbook (white) and it doesn't hold much of a charge, maybe 2 and one half hours. Is this normal. I read something about cycle counts. I really would hate to have to replace the battery this early on. Mostly I just keep it plugged in to the power adapter.

QA Rechargeable Battery 13" MacBook

QA Rechargeable Battery 13" MacBook

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  • Best Answer:

    The cycle count will be listed in System Profiler. Apple > About This Mac > More Info...
    Click "Power" on the left, you'll see Cycle Count on the right.