Chrome is bad for your laptop’s battery, claims Microsoft
Google’s Chrome browser may not be the best thing for your laptop’s battery, warns Microsoft. In a battery test video, the Redmond giant has pitted its Edge browser against Chrome, Firefox and Opera browsers by streaming the same HD video for hours.
As for the results, here they go(in hours, minutes and seconds):
* Chrome: 4:19:50
* Firefox: 5:09:30
* Opera: 6:18:33
* Microsoft Edge: 7:22:07
As per the results, Microsoft Edge browser lasted 70% longer than Chrome. The company also claimed that even for non-video tasks, its browser lasts 36 to 53% longer than the rivals. These tasks, as claimed by the company, include things like opening sites, tabs, reading emails, scrolling articles and watching small videos.
To further highlight the efficiency of its Edge browser, Microsoft has also reportedly published data it collected from millions Windows 10 PCs. In a blogpost the company claims, “We designed Microsoft Edge from the ground up to prioritize power efficiency and deliver more battery life, without any special battery saving mode or changes to the default settings.”
Microsoft clearly seems to be making all efforts to win users over for its Edge browser. One big complaint against the browser has been the lack of support for extensions. The company’s latest Windows 10 build offers support for extensions. A full-fledged support is expected with the Anniversary Update scheduled for July. Microsoft is also promising more power-saving enhancements during the update.
According to the latest data from Net Applications, Chrome is now the most popular browser in the world. The browser has over 45% share in the market. The biggest loser, according to the study, is Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, which went from 41.37% down to 38.6% during the month of May.