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Microsoft Claims Edge Browser Gives Better Battery Life

     
4:00 pm on Jun 20, 2016 (gmt 0)

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According to Microsoft, its Edge browser performs better than Chrome, Firefox and Opera browsers to help extend battery life of portable applications by anything from 36 to 53%.

[blogs.windows.com...]

https://winblogs.azureedge.net/win/2016/06/browser-power-consumption-tests.png

I admit, I don't use Edge at all for browsing, although, i'll certainly take a closer look at this for my portable devices.
2:58 am on June 21, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Likely people will be saying that Edge out performs these other browsers because it lacks a robust add-on architecture and built-in features.
8:48 am on June 21, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I've always felt any noticeable speed (or lack of) is likely due to connection, network traffic, server redundancy & page load time. But of course I have run into a poorly written add-on that drags down performance.

Chrome, with its lack of support for 3rd party add-ons has had a reputation for being fast and is the default browser for all my Android devices. I like it OK.

My Windows Surface default browser is Edge, but I immediately switched it to IE (a preference setting) but more because of the odd way Edge displays the Favorites menu. Maybe it looks better on smaller screen mobile devices.

Still, my browser of choice for desktop is Firefox but possibly because I've become accustomed to it and the add-ons over the years.
2:16 pm on June 22, 2016 (gmt 0)

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The figures are interesting, but I hope we'll see some third-party tests of browser battery-sucking performance under different scenarios.