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The battery performance gap between Edge and Chrome is getting smaller

Published 5/25/2018 by IanDorfman

Microsoft's built-in web browser for Windows 10 also provides a benefit to users that need to worry about battery life on their laptops and tablets: battery usage.

On its official YouTube channel for Windows, Microsoft posted a video comparison of how its Small Microsoft Edge iconMicrosoft Edge browser impacts battery life versus its primary competitors Small Google Chrome iconGoogle Chrome and Small Mozilla Firefox iconMozilla Firefox. The result (as of Small Windows 10 iconWindows 10's April 2018 Update) is that Edge impacts the battery life of its test computer 14% less than Chrome and 98% less than Firefox.

These statistics are an improvement over previous tests for Chrome. Back in June of 2016, the gulf in battery power consumption between Chrome and Edge was 70% in favor of Chrome. This was initially improved to 35% in April of 2017, and then further improved to 19% in January of this year.

As it is, Chrome is now a viable alternative to Edge for Windows 10 users with extreme battery conservation needs while also requiring the use of a web browser.

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