Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Apr 2015 16:46 UTC

Google's Chrome is the best web browser for my needs. Apple's MacBooks are the best computers for my needs. So why is the combination of the two such a wretched and chronically compromised situation? Almost every advice column on how to improve MacBook battery life begins with the suggestion to avoid using Chrome in favor of Apple's more efficient Safari browser. The idea that Chrome is a big and profligate battery drain on MacBooks has existed almost as long as the browser has been available, and most benchmarks reiterate it by showing Chrome's gluttonous consumption of system resources for seemingly basic tasks.

Does the same apply to Chrome for Windows or Linux? I don't have a laptop, so I have no way of testing it out.

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Comment by Sidux
by Sidux on Sat 11th Apr 2015 06:25 UTC
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It's the same on Linux and Windows.
Just run a 4K video on youtube on both Chrome and IE and see how Chrome uses twice the RAM and 15% more CPU power than IE does.
The problem is that Chrome is no longer a browser. It does so many things besides this.

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