Want the battery on your laptop to last much longer? Microsoft says that you should stop using Chrome and opt for its Edge browser instead. According to a video by the company, a PC running on Microsoft Edge can last 70% longer than a PC running on Chrome.
Microsoft has performed several tests to compare its browser against the popular browsers available in the market including Chrome, Firefox and Opera”. The video released by the company shows a time-laps video of each browser performing the same tasks until the battery dies – “Four identical laptops, four different browsers, one streaming video”. Which one lasts the longest? The result should be obvious enough, but do watch the video below:
Microsoft Edge was able to outlast all its competitors. It ran for 7 hours and 22 minutes, followed by Opera with 6 hours 18 minutes, Firefox at 5 hours 9 minutes, and Chrome with only 4 hours and 19 minutes. As for the other two tests, the results also show that Edge has lower power consumption.
In the first test, Microsoft measured their power consumption in a controlled lab environment. They connected a Surface Book to specialised power monitoring equipment and measured the actual power usage during typical browsing activities in the browsers.
The second test examines the “real-world energy telemetry from millions of Windows 10 devices”. The results are consistent with the lab results, which means that Microsoft Edge is more efficient in real-world, day-to-day use than the competition.
Are the tests from Microsoft able to convince you to switch from the other browsers you are using over to Microsoft Edge?