Need Maximum Laptop Battery Life? Use IE, Not Chrome

Need Maximum Laptop Battery Life? Use IE, Not Chrome

We regularly test the four most popular browsers for speed, but what about battery life? If you’re on a laptop, an extra 20 minutes can make a pretty big difference. Weblog 7Tutorials did a battery life test of each browser, and found that Internet Explorer was the most likely to give you a noticeable battery boost.

They used the Peacekeeper battery test on Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera, on a clean install of Windows 7 using the Power Saver power plan, and ran it three times to get an average for each browser. Internet Explorer 9 came out ahead, providing 104 minutes of battery life in the Peacekeeper test, with Opera not far behind at 100 minutes. Firefox lagged behind a bit at 92 minutes, while Chrome got almost 20 minutes less, lasting only 85 minutes.

Obviously, your mileage will vary on this, but it’s a good thing to know if you’re in a bind and need to squeeze every ounce of battery from your laptop. Hit the link to read more about their methodology and the results.

Test Comparison: Which Browser Will Make Your Laptop’s Battery Last Longer? [7Tutorials]

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