Microsoft Edge Improves Power Efficiency – Up to 53% More Battery Life

Microsoft today revealed that Microsoft Edge is the most power-efficient browser on Windows 10, according to the results of a test comparing leading browsers.

Microsoft Edge is able to last hours longer than Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera, and delivers 36% - 53% more battery life while doing daily tasks, be it watching videos on YouTube, researching vacation destinations, or checking in with friends on social networks.

Average power consumption in milliwatts for identical workloads in Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera (with battery saver mode enabled). Unless specified, all browser settings were left at their defaults.

Microsoft Edge is designed from the ground up to prioritise power efficiency and deliver more battery life, without any special battery saving mode or changes to the default settings. It is able to maximise the potential of your hardware to operate efficiently on daily activities, while using minimal resources when a page isn’t being used.

For more details on the experiment and how Microsoft is bringing even more power efficiency to Microsoft Edge in the upcoming Anniversary Update, check out the Windows Experience blog and the Microsoft Edge Dev blog.

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