Microsoft: Internet Explorer 10 Is The Most Energy-Efficient Browser, Uses Up To 18% Less Power Than Chrome And Firefox
If everyone on Windows 8 switched from Chrome and Firefox to Internet Explorer 10, we could be saving enough energy to power 10,000 US households, according to a new study.
The study however, was commissioned by Microsoft. Microsoft says the reason is that IE is fast and it helps native PC hardware like graphics cards, speed up their rendering performance.
The last thing you think about when you think about browsers, is how much power they use. We probably spend more time browsing the web than doing anything else on our laptops.
The study claims IE10 uses 18 percent less energy.