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Edge is most power-efficient browser on Windows 10: Microsoft


New Delhi: After conducting a test comparing leading web browsers, tech giant Microsoft revealed on Tuesday that its browser Microsoft Edge is the most power-efficient browser on Windows 10.

According to the company, Microsoft Edge is able to last hours longer than Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera, delivering 36-53 per cent more battery life while doing daily tasks, including watching videos on YouTube, researching vacation destinations or checking in with friends on social networks.

“We designed Microsoft Edge from the ground up to prioritise power efficiency and deliver more battery life, without any special battery saving mode or changes to the default settings,” the company wrote in a blog post.

To understand the impact, Microsoft compared leading browsers across three independent dimensions.

“First, we measured their power consumption in a controlled lab environment. Second, we examined the real-world energy telemetry from millions of Windows 10 devices. Finally, we recorded time-lapse videos of each browser performing the same tasks until the battery dies,” the post added.

Microsoft Edge wins out in every case, which translates to longer battery life for you, the company declared.

According to the results, Microsoft Edge consumed on an average 2,068 milliwatts of power as compared to Google Chrome’s 2,819 milliwatts, Opera’s (with battery saver mode enabled) 3,077 milliwatts and Firefoxe’s 3,161 milliwatts.

Microsoft Edge is able to maximise the potential of your hardware to operate efficiently on daily activities, while using minimal resources when a page is not being used.

Recently, a test by the Wall Street Journal arrived at the same conclusion, declaring Microsoft Edge to be the most power-efficient browser for both general purpose browsing and streaming.


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