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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HeroGuy, Dec 25, 2013.
I'm going to assume Safari...but has it been universally decided yet?
It's a meaningless question, like asking which OS uses the least memory.
How? Surely one used more memory than the other.
Maybe, but it doesn't mean anything to you. Your computer works. You browse the internet. It might be like asking which car has a larger gas tank--it doesn't change how long it take to drive to work.
True, maybe I'm incorrect here but I thought memory usage contributes to how long my battery lasts. Is this not the case?
Yes, you are incorrect.
Memory usage (by itself) does not dramatically affect how long your battery lasts. Much more, the OTHER resources that your browser may draw upon, such as CPU usage, and if storage needs to be accessed - read/write to hard drive, for example.
I probably meant CPU usage, darn.
In any case which browser is the easiest on my battery?
I'm curious about this too
I would tend to think Safari, because it has been optimized for Macs and I know Chrome is relatively CPU intensive, as browsers go.
The easy answer is: the browser that uses the least system resources will give you the best power consumption, hence the longest battery life.
Yes, that's a circular answer.
Your own browser use (the methods that you use, such as multiple tabs, and the various plugins/extensions, etc) is probably much more effect than which browser you run. Some sites require a lot more from the system, too.
And, you may find that you need to adjust how you use your laptop (screen brightness, and other techniques that result in better battery life) more than discovering an "easy" browser.
I view this as a subjective question because each person's browsing habits varies from person to person.
However I personally for me I just use Safari because its pre installed
There Is no big difference in energy efficiency as far as you get rid of flash...
I think chrome can preload web pages as a comfort service for you, but those services use energy ( CPU and wireless connection)...
If you just use the services you need there is no difference...
The browser which uses the least CPU is probably Lynx. I don't think you will find this answer very satisfactory though
There's no Flash and the trackpad gestures don't work!
How dare you?
Generally, Firefox is the least resource-intensive.
I shun Chrome, or anything Google for that matter. They send back anything and everything back to the NSA. In fact, Google even once said that you shouldn't expect privacy when you use its products.
No, just no. This is so far out of left field wrong.
Not only is Google NOT voluntarily giving away user data to the NSA, but when they found out that not only had the NSA been tapping into metadata via PRISM, but that they had penetrated their internal network and were siphoning data directly from the tap, they accelerated their efforts to encrypt their internal network and get them out.
Several Google engineers have left some choice words for the NSA too, something along the lines of "**** these guys".
Google's business is advertising, selling out to the NSA is the worst thing they could do to their business. Unlike RSA, who did sell out to the NSA for a cool $10 million, and is going to be feeling the hurt.
Do you really believe that? Do you really believe what they say? They were subpoenaed into it. All this 'strengthening' of their internal network is just some PR ******** for the public to feel more secure.
Either way, google is also wrong to sniff out for keywords in gmail emails or web history for ad purposes.
Look at Microsoft's jab against google in their pig Latin advert. For once I'm with Microsoft on this one.
More CPU intensive = more heat = more power wasted = less battery life. Done
^ This. Try using different browsers and see how your own power usage varies with the different browsers. It's not just the browser itself that matters.