13 replies on Which browsers are best for your laptop’s battery life in Windows 11?

  1. Kent says:

    3 interesting facts:

    1. Chrome is the worst among all tested in terms of the way of using the power.
    2. Surface Pro 3 has a worst batter life than other 2 laptops tested.
    3. Internet Explorer still rocks, in some way.

    Very good article…very informative.

  2. Linda Ferguson says:

    I am surprised at the results. I just might give Microsoft browsing another look!

  3. Tim says:

    Where is safari?

  4. Spencer says:

    I have been looking into more efficient web browsers lately and I have narrowed it down to three. I have tried Otter Browser, Midori, and Polarity Browser. On Windows, both Otter and Midori don’t look too pleasing compared to on Linux. Polarity is more optimized for Windows devices and I found it to be very efficient. That’s just my two cents. Other than those, Internet Explorer does seem to use the least.

  5. John Brown says:

    So, did you run a full test until depletion, or just two ‘5 minute’ tests to equal a total of 10 minutes?

    • John Brown says:

      Sorry about that, I just now noticed there are 2 versions of the test, a five minute test, and a continuous loop in browser test as well that goes until no power left. I will try this test on my devices as well. Thank you for the great info, perfect. I was wondering why Chrome on Windows 10 was so power hungry even with notifications for chrome and nearly all extensions disabled. I even have the Power Profile set to, ‘Power Saver’ with all options focused on max power saving; cpu max 50% on battery, and passive cooling, min brightness, and battery saver to begin when power drops below 100% instead of 20%. Also, all background apps in Location and Privacy settings are turned off. I will try the Edge browser instead to see if my experience is any better. I did notice Edge loads more quickly versus Chrome, and it works more like an actual App than a program like Chrome. I usually don’t use Microsoft browsers due to the lack of ad block and flash control extensions, but if it gives me more battery life, I will use it for my browsing. Thanks again!

  6. UMD says:

    How to make Windows switch back and force the Default browser from Chrome to MSEdge automatically, when you run on Battery and from AC?

  7. frank says:

    Interesting article to say the least but I have a question about it.

    If Google is faster to use and Edge is slower, isn’t the battery issue a moot point since I can get the same amount of work done faster but the battery dies faster with Google, vs getting the same amount of work done but taking longer but battery dies slower with Edge?

    If that is the case I would rather complete my work faster.

  8. Michael Adamich says:

    I have approximately 50% less battery life using Microsoft Edge vs. Firefox. The cooling fans on my Toshiba scream constantly with Microsoft Edge.

  9. jerry says:

    I am running windows 10 and I was downloading a partition magic program from c-net. During the download I noticed additional programs attached to the download from c-net., I opted out and terminated the download. I want to delete any and all files/ programs associated with the download but unlike windows 7, the relevant ” delete download” function is not accessible. The additional bootstrapped ,non related, 3rd party programs were privacy invasive with ability to change your settings. Those programs were separate and distinct from the” partitioning program”, and now I can’t delete it. Can anyone help. Jerry

  10. Pradip Shah says:

    How come you never tested the most reliable and least demanding Chromium based browser, VIVALDI ? Believe me all the 4 that you have tested suck big time in comparison. Funny thing is three of the 4 are based on the same Chromium code.

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