Technology

NEW YORK (Web Desk) – Microsoft has claimed that Google Chrome is a huge drain on the laptop batteries of its users, while those using Microsoft Edge are able to run their machines for at least 70% longer.

According to a recent blog, Microsoft said it connected a Surface Book to specialized power monitoring equipment and automated all four browsers Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera to perform the same series of activities: opening websites, scrolling through articles, and watching videos, and opening new tabs for each task.

It used the same websites that most of the people spend their time on – Facebook, Google, YouTube, Amazon, Wikipedia and more.

Calculations of average power consumption per browser were based on billions of data points of aggregated telemetry.

Microsoft says the tests showed Edge is a more energy-efficient browser on Windows 10 and gives you as much as 70% more battery life than Google Chrome and laptops running Edge lasts 43% longer than Firefox.

Surface Books using Edge lasted for over 7 hours and 20 minutes, while one running Chrome lasted for just 4 hours and 19 minutes. One using Opera fared relatively better as it lasted 6 hours and 18 minutes.