Which browser suits your Mac the best?
We must know that the browser one uses has a direct impact on the battery life of your laptop. However, it carries no direct relationship with its performance, i.e. powerful browsers do not have low performance, in principle.
What are the qualities of good browsers?
We must be mindful that our browser should not only give us the best browsing results but also reasonably less battery consumption.
So what to do then?
We have here come up with the best option for you that is based on experimental findings, which will surely please you with both the requirements.
For the readers ease, a comparative performance of the various browsers has been presented in these lines that was carried out by one of the Mac users.
The user conducted two tests in every browser. In the first test, two links were run simultaneously – guidingtech.com in one link while a YouTube video in the other.
In the other test, he ran just guidingtech.com, ignoring the video. Likewise, he disabled all extensions in all the browsers to ensure that no extra battery gets consumed by them.
The browsers under test were Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Vivaldi while Apple’s Activity Monitor app was the tool that was being used to determine the performance of these browsers on the basis of their battery consumption.
Safari stood the best!
Safari gave the best results on the Mac in terms of power efficiency. Even in some of the cases, other browsers had consumed such a great power without video that the Safari did with video.
Safari, without video, fluctuated between 0 and 3 – sometimes as low as 0.2 but generally around 2.
With video, it hovered between 10 and 20, but stayed at 12. The user considers it the best browser among all, which is luckily already installed on the Mac systems.
How did all other browsers came along?
Chrome, Firefox and Opera scored almost the same. Their energy impact without video was around 10 to 15, which too fluctuated. However, with video, the energy spiked to the range between 40 and 60, with considerable fluctuation.
The difference is obvious.
Safari impacts the battery life comparatively very little; therefore, it can be trusted as the most reliable browser.