Google Chrome is Killing the MacBook Battery

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As a rule, laptops are bought not only to keep the desktop uncluttered; users are attracted to their portability, which enables carrying the device around effortlessly and working with it anywhere even without a power plug. In this regard, MacBook, which has the battery life of up to 15 hours, are a perfect solution. One way or another, the question of extending the battery life of a laptop remains urgent for many users.

Enthusiasts have studied the impact of a browser on the autonomy of the laptop. The correlation between the choice of a browser and the battery life of a laptop may not be obvious, but the dependency still exists. In particular, this is the conclusion made by Vlad Savov from The Verge.

The test featured a 13-inch MacBook Pro released in 2015 and two web browsers, Safari and Chrome. It involved opening tabs in the browsers measuring the speed of the laptop battery discharge. The journalist concluded that the use of Google?s browser has a rather negative impact on the autonomy of the MacBook.

He put the screen brightness at 65% and was surfing the net until the full discharge of the laptop. When using the standard Safari browser, the computer worked 13 hours and 18 minutes. Surfing the web with Google Chrome reduced the figure to 9 hours and 45 minutes.

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Thus, if you want to extend the battery life of your MacBook, you should use the pre-installed Apple browser.