One of the most disturbing problems a laptop user faces is the poor power efficiency. Just join it with some RAM-hogging web browser and you’re pushing your laptop battery into grave peril. And if you’re a Chrome user, you may know how disastrous it could be for the battery. Microsoft thinks there’s only one solution to get more out of your battery – Microsoft Edge. The company claims that running Edge as your primary browser can dramatically increase the battery life, as much as 70% compared to other browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.
Microsoft has released a video, showing why using Chrome or Firefox as your primary browser might be a bad idea, as a part of the campaign to promote the plus points of its Edge browser on Windows 10. And to calculate the power consumption by browsers, the company has created two tests. The first one measures typical browsing behavior on popular sites in a lab-controlled environment, while the second one calculates how long streaming HD video lasts on different browsers. Unsurprisingly, Microsoft Edge browser lasts 7 hours and 22 minutes, while Chrome lasts just 4 hours and 19 minutes.
From the lab controlled test, it is also proved that Edge uses less battery power compared to Chrome, Firefox, and Opera during an automated cycle of opening sites, scrolling some articles, opening another tab, and watching the video.
If you think the results are all theoretical, Microsoft has the answer for you. The company is releasing aggregated telemetry data from millions of Windows 10 devices around the world that show Microsoft Edge is more efficient in the real world. The company is also promising more power-saving enhancements with the Anniversary update to Edge.