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Safari 4 is the Worst Browser for Battery Life [Windows]

Safari 4 is the Worst Browser for Battery Life [Windows]

Posted September 13, 2009 at 4:35pm by iClarified
Safari 4 has been found to drain your battery faster then all other browsers under the Windows operating system.

AnandTech loaded three sites into the tabs on their test web browsers, waited 60 seconds, and then reloaded all three tabs. To run the tests they used AMD and Intel laptops (Gateway NV52 and NV58) and a netbook, the ASUS Eee PC 1005HA.

The tests using the AMD Gateway NV52 show a dramatic difference between the best performing browser, IE8, and the worst, Safari 4. IE8 provided 33% more battery life under Windows Vista than Safari 4.
Safari 4 is the Worst Browser for Battery Life [Windows]

Safari performance using the Intel Gateway NV58 closed the gap a bit more; however, it still trailed the best option, IE8, by 23%.
Safari 4 is the Worst Browser for Battery Life [Windows]

Unlike the other laptops, almost all of the browsers offer the same battery life on the ASUS netbook, the major exception is the Safari 4 web browser which comes in last, again by a large margin. Chrome performed best at 36% more battery life on the netbook than Safari. IE8 came in second.
Safari 4 is the Worst Browser for Battery Life [Windows]

You may want to consider these results if you need to squeeze that extra time out of your battery life. Hopefully we will see a Mac OS X comparison soon...

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Safari Sux
Safari Sux - September 13, 2009 at 5:45pm
Safari is a half assed attempt at a browser in the first place, now that their covers have been pulled, maybe they'll try and get some decent programmers on the job!
c - September 13, 2009 at 4:58pm
But you spend all the battery time you save when using IE waiting for pages to load.. Chrome is probably the best alternative here
Eric Mazzone
Eric Mazzone - September 14, 2009 at 2:40am
The problem lies mostly with the Operation System. AKA the Windows virus system. No matter what your battery life will SUCK.
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