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    Which Browser Will Make Your Laptop Battery Last Longer?

    Test Comparison: Which Browser Will Make Your Laptopís Battery Last Longer? by Ciprian Rusen.

    Do you have a laptop or netbook with average or poor battery lifetime? If thatís the case, you might want to use an Internet browser thatís able to take advantage of the power saving features included with Windows 7 or Windows 8. We tested all the major browsers and had some very surprising results. Read on to learn which browser is best at squeezing more time out of your laptopís battery. Is it Google Chrome? Is it Internet Explorer? Or is it Firefox?


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    Re: Which Browser Will Make Your Laptopís Battery Last Longer?

    Very interesting...

    I wonder how much things like plugins and add-ons would play into it....

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    Re: Which Browser Will Make Your Laptopís Battery Last Longer?

    I asked Ciprian on FB if any tests were done with add-ons.


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    Re: Which Browser Will Make Your Laptopís Battery Last Longer?

    Ciprian didn't do any additional testing with plug-ins/add-ons that weren't reported in his article. He limited the tests to the bare-bones browsers.


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    Re: Which Browser Will Make Your Laptopís Battery Last Longer?

    The problem with this test is that in order to run IE10 the guy had to use the Win8 preview environment, which much of the design for the OS itself is to preserve battery life, and no amount of "Win7 default values" is going to change that. The result is that IE10 runs on a more energy efficient OS, whereas the rest of the tests are on Windows 7. So unless the guy tests all of the browsers in the Win8 environment, IE10 should not be included, or it should be added as an extra and not be juxtaposed to the rest of the test subjects.
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    Re: Which Browser Will Make Your Laptopís Battery Last Longer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vir Gnarus View Post
    The problem with this test is that in order to run IE10 the guy had to use the Win8 preview environment, which much of the design for the OS itself is to preserve battery life, and no amount of "Win7 default values" is going to change that. The result is that IE10 runs on a more energy efficient OS, whereas the rest of the tests are on Windows 7. So unless the guy tests all of the browsers in the Win8 environment, IE10 should not be included, or it should be added as an extra and not be juxtaposed to the rest of the test subjects.
    That is actually a very good point. I hadn't thought about that. Thanks :)

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