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Power consumption is an important consideration in building a modern browser and one objective of Internet Explorer 9 is to responsibly lead the industry in power requirements. The more efficiently a browser uses power the longer the battery will last in a mobile device, the lower the electricity costs, and the smaller the environment impact. While power might seem like a minor concern, with nearly two billion people now using the Internet the worldwide implications of browser power consumption are significant.

This post looks at how we measure power consumption, shares the results from recent engineering tests comparing browser power requirements, and explains how fully hardware accelerating Internet Explorer 9 has improved overall power efficiency.


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It's a blog post from Microsoft so it may be somewhat biased towards IE9 somehow but I still found it to be an interesting read. This might be helpful for people trying to squeeze every second of battery life out of their laptop or netbook.
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If it's at all true, then good on them, but the problem is that Chrome 11 will probably be out in no time and just change things up again.
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I'm actually running Chrome Beta 12 and so should you: http://www.filehippo.com/download_google_chrome/
    
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post #4 of 29
Interesting. No wonder I've lost an hour since switching from FF4/IE9 for a main browser. How about PaleMoon? I'm beginning to really like it.
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Why is the GPU usage so high in Chrome? It doesn't even have GPU acceleration by default...
    
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omg IE9 last 10min longer than FF4......i know i admit, sometimes 10 minutes makes all the difference
    
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Quality article. I expected to see microsoft just brag and gloat (like most companies do) but they actually went in depth and talked about the reasons why some of the other browsers werent doing so well and it looks like microsoft didnt inflate the numbers like you see on gpu/cpu articles.
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That's crazy.. I remember the days when a browser was just a browser
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I really expected this to be some sort of joke or about droids as its more relavent to them. I still cannot believe a browser has an effect on power consumption at all - 1 hour and 2 minutes???. That seems a bit much for such something to read text.

What's kinda remarkable though is the cpu state in msie and safari. It's virtually idle.
    
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Yeah that few miniutes you gain in battery life you lose waiting for a page to load. IE9 is terrible, I'm using it right now...
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