Have ever asked yourself why in the hell you bought a laptop if it always have to be connected to the current? We know the struggle… While we are still waiting for wireless charging to become home-ready, we have to make tough decisions, and it looks like closing Chrome browser and using another instead, could be a great starting point!
You can observe on the bellow demonstration video made by Microsoft, the comparison between similar laptops who were left running four different browser – Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Microsoft Edge – in a lab-controlled environment, and as you will see, Chrome is as starving browser. In this test, and with similar browsing behavior throughout popular websites, Chrome consumed all of the battery in just 4 hours and 19 minutes, followed by the Firefox one which lasted around 5 hours and 9 minutes, and the Opera in battery-saving mode who made it through 6 hours and 18 minutes.
And last, the recent Microsoft Edge, lasted an impressive total of 7 hours and 22 minutes. When we compare Edge to Chrome, we notice around a 70% increase in the time is able to run just on battery, and at the staggering 7 hours of battery, it’s almost an average work day, Wow, so congrats are in order to Microsoft!
As can be seen in the graph bellow, Chrome consumes loads and loads and loads of power, which is really not good at all.
Of course, this is a big marketing campaign from Microsoft to promote and make people use Edge, what they don’t tell you is that Chrome has other functions that Edge doesn’t, like all those useful browser extensions. (But Firefox has them too)
Best thing we should take from this, is when we are running on battery with difficult capability to charge our laptop, our best option might be using the Microsoft browser.