Windows/Mac/Linux: Opera has rolled out another update to its browser, this time introducing a power saver mode that supposedly gives you a 50 per cent boost in battery run time. The power saver mode reduces activity in background tabs, wakes the CPU less often, automatically pauses unused plug-ins, reduces the frame rate to 30 FPS, tunes some video playback codecs and pauses any animation on browser themes. In Opera's tests, they found a battery life increase of about an hour over Chrome and Opera's regular mode. If you're working on a laptop, that's a pretty big boost. We haven't had a chance to verify how useful this is, but the logic is sound enough. You can try it out for yourself in the newest version of Opera.
Opera's Power Saving Mode Cuts Battery Drain For Longer Laptop Browsing
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