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Internet Explorer trumps Chrome, Firefox, Opera in battery test

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    Internet Explorer trumps Chrome, Firefox, Opera in battery test


    Internet Explorer isn't the fastest or most featured-packed browser around, but it might be the most power efficient. Hoping to determine which software would give his aging desktop replacement the longest battery life, Ciprian Adrian Rusen put IE9, IE10, Chrome 18, Firefox 11 and Opera 11.62 to the test, and both of Microsoft's offerings had a clear edge on competitors.
    Internet Explorer trumps Chrome, Firefox, Opera in battery test - TechSpot News

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    In the days of Netscape Navigator, I was one of the first Internet Explorer fans. I later switched to Firefox, which is usually faster. But currently, I regard IE 10 as the best.
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    I can't wait until IE 10 is released for Win 7. I would assume it will be. I spend most of my time in Win 8 CP, but do spend enough time in Win 7 that I do notice a small difference between IE 9 and IE 10.
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    Win8 uses less power than Win7, so that may have an affect on the results.

    I've ran Peacekeeper on Chrome several times with no errors or crashes, another question mark for this test.
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    Rusen concluded that users seeking a balance between speed and autonomy should use Opera, which was 78% faster than IE10 while getting only 7% less battery life


    A Guy
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    I used to use Opera. It was designed for older machines, because it takes you on the web and does little else. Then everybody found out that it is faster on better machines.
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    That is good news, i hope IE 10 will give much more than previous versions..Until than, i'll have to use Chrome on my Windows 7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
    I used to use Opera. It was designed for older machines, because it takes you on the web and does little else. Then everybody found out that it is faster on better machines.
    What else do you want a browser to do? Opera does include features that I don't use like email, a newsgroup reader, and even a BitTorrent client and it has a built in spell checker. I just wish that it would resize photos to fit the screen like Chrome or IE.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    YES!

    This will go to help to maintain great battery life in the x86 Windows Slates!
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    I can't get Explorer 10 to run on my desktop, had to remove it.
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