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Want To Improve Your MacBook’s Battery Life? Stop Using This Web Browser

I rely heavily on my web browser to help me get serious work done, so it needs to perform well, offer plenty of functionality (extensions & plugins) and most importantly: it can’t negatively affect battery life.

As the guys at BatteryBox found out, the browser you use could have a detrimental effect on your MacBook’s battery life, so it’s super important to pick the right one.

So, which browser performs the best? Here’s a chart they put together to show just that:


As you can see, Chrome’s 5 hours and 8 minutes came out worst while Safari trumped both competing browsers, offering up 6 hours 21 minutes. This is actually in line with my own experience too; I used Chrome for a couple of months because of its rich features, but quickly found I was trading up battery life. I’ve been back to Safari for a while now and totally happy with my Mac’s performance!

Read more about BatteryBox’s experiment here.

BatteryBox is a portable power bank for your MacBook, allowing you to keep your Mac juiced up without needing to connect to a wall socket. Learn more about it here.

By Fabio Virgi

I'm the guy behind Let's Talk Tech and a travel blog called Fab Meets World. Some people call me a geek, I think they're probably right. I'm fascinated by technology and innovation, love good design and own way too many gadgets for my own good. Want to connect? Get in touch on Twitter and Instagram.