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post #11 of 28
Barely a tenth of a watt and 2 minutes difference between IE9 and FF4 though.

I'll give up 2 minutes for all the extras, assuming a few addons don't make a drastic difference.
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The graph starts at 10 Watts, so the margin is much less than what's shown. So Chrome 10 consumes 1.833 more Watts than IE9, which in my mind, doesn't say a whole lot.

I'll stick with my Chrome.
It has total battery life under the graph. There's an almost 40 minute difference until dead from just using IE9 over Chrome. I'm not saying that matters to everybody, or even most, but it is quite a big difference.
Edited by Kaldari - 3/29/11 at 11:19pm
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Save the planet, use IE9.

Pluck the planet, Save humanity first!
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At least now people have an excuse to use IE.

This green movement is so lame. Just wait till games start touting themselves as being energy efficient.... That will be the day I quit gaming.
Edited by ezikiel12 - 3/29/11 at 11:45pm
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They start the y-axis at 10, just so people don't assume there is actually any kind of big difference just from looking at the graph.

The largest difference between IE9 and ANY other browser isn't even two watts. If we even believe their testing, which I don't.

Not going to stop my from using FF. Although IE9 is the best version of Internet Explorer I've seen in a long time.
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I can't believe how many of you are entirely missing the point of the article. This has nothing to do with being "green", and there actually is a pretty big difference in battery life, depending on which browsers you compare. Where the graph starts is beside the point.

They essentially increased the longevity of their battery by over 15% by using IE9 instead of Chrome. The difference between IE9 and FF4 was negligible.



I'm not saying the author or testing methods are reputable. It's obviously something to consider if you don't have a way of charging your laptop for a long stretch if true though.
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I'd use Firefox then
    
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This is essentially a repost, with the MS source discussed in this thread: http://www.overclock.net/software-ne...nsumption.html

There are major issues with the testing, and also, the person in the blog that posted a review of the study from MS says:
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Originally Posted by EG
Shockingly, IE9 was the winner each and every time
Which is entirely untrue if you read the results from the MS blog. In multiple tests, IE9 consumes MORE power than some of the other browsers.

Also, if you look through the tests that they ran, and the corresponding power consumptions and extrapolated battery life, there are some inconsistencies. Mainly (which I posted in the other thread on this):

They say that they weighted all of the tests the same, but then if you compare the tallied power consumptions of IE9 vs. Chrome 10, the total power consumptions don't justify the differences in battery life. For example, IE9 consumes 56 watts, whereas Chrome 10 consumes 56.006 watts if you add up all of the consumptions for the tests they ran, given in the table at the end. I don't see how that little difference in consumption corresponds to nearly an hour difference in battery time (3:45 vs. 2:56). Something is fishy, unless I'm misunderstanding their table and calculated battery times.
    
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Pff.
There goes any shred of credibility they might have had left.

If your sales pitch is honestly 'our browser may use slightly less energy' and that's the best feature you can come up with, you don't deserve to have your product on my PC.

Where is my Ubuntu disk, I'm half tempted to just ditch Windows based on this..
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"according to Microsoft testing "

I died laughing.
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The only "significant" variation is the HTML5 test, which isn't all that relevant for today's browsers since almost nobody is going to be watching the solar system spin around while using their laptop.
    
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