It would appear Microsoft’s fight to make its Edge browser relevant is unrelenting. Following last Google’s release of a video showing its latest browser Chrome 53 versus an earlier version; Chrome 46; released in 2015. Version 53 ran on Surface Book for more hours on a single charge than version 46.
It does raise some questions why Google chose to compare latest build of Chrome with one they released last year in its benchmark video above and not a head-to-head comparison with Edge (from Anniversary Update).
Microsoft took this opportunity to trash Google’s claims that its latest Chrome 53. It did the same test it did earlier, running a looping video on Netflix on four Surface Book computers each running Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Edge.
The company claims the Surface Book running Edge browser ran on battery for 8 hours and 47 minutes, while Chrome 53 lasted for 6 hours and 3 minutes. Again, from this Microsoft test, Edge is 45% battery efficient compared to the latest Chrome browser; 69% better than Firefox and 23% better …read more