Google Chrome, battery life and newer machines

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Montymitch, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. Montymitch macrumors regular

    Montymitch

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    I'm currently on a 2010 MBP 15" and I like to use Chrome, however, as discussed it wreaks havoc on the battery. When I upgrade to a retina machine, will I be able to use Chrome again or do I have to stick to Safari/Firefox exclusively in order to stay away from the wall charger?
     
  2. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

    Barney63

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    You still need to avoid it if you want decent battery life.



    Barney
     
  3. zunairryk macrumors regular

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    +1. Safari is the best in terms of battery life.
     
  4. ACiB708 macrumors regular

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    Safari is the best for battery life. I've come to love it lately, I like the performance. I run Mavericks on a first gen MBPr.
    Most people agree that Chrome is the best browser overall, but nothing beats the sw/hw integration if you're on a latest gen Mac with the latest OS. Just my two cents.
     
  5. simonsi macrumors 601

    simonsi

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    I find the Glims package for Safari, together with a good choice of extensions, improves the Safari experience no end...and still leaves you with good battery life :)
     

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