Anyone else get better battery life while using Safari compared to other browsers?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DramaLLama, May 22, 2011.

  1. DramaLLama, May 22, 2011
    Last edited: May 22, 2011

    DramaLLama macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2011
    I find that I get 30-60min extra battery life if I'm using Safari instead of google Chrome.. Both seem to use the same amount of processing power, google chrome slightly higher on ram usage.. could this be why?

    Has anyone else noticed this?

    edit: Correction.. estimated battery life* according to the battery indicator on the finder bar.
  2. spincr macrumors member


    Jan 30, 2011
    The Netherlands
    Personally i haven't. I have used Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Camino so far. I must say that firefox was the best by far, although i can't confirm any battery issues with any browser specificly.
  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    I have experienced the same thing. My MBA runs noticeably warmer while using Chrome as well.

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