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    Default Browser Power Consumption

    Power consumption is an important consideration in building a modern browser and one objective of Internet Explorer 9 is to responsibly lead the industry in power requirements. The more efficiently a browser uses power the longer the battery will last in a mobile device, the lower the electricity costs, and the smaller the environment impact. While power might seem like a minor concern, with nearly two billion people now using the Internet the worldwide implications of browser power consumption are significant.

    This post looks at how we measure power consumption, shares the results from recent engineering tests comparing browser power requirements, and explains how fully hardware accelerating Internet Explorer 9 has improved overall power efficiency.



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    Jeez .. this is PC gone Mad !! ..

    Power consumption of a Browser ?.. Your kidding me ?
    I wonder how much money went into a STUPID report like this .. ??

    Is it April the 1st yet ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KT. View Post
    Jeez .. this is PC gone Mad !! ..

    Power consumption of a Browser ?.. Your kidding me ?
    I wonder how much money went into a STUPID report like this .. ??

    Is it April the 1st yet ?
    Depends on how much battery life they had!

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    No surprise there. It's actually relevant because IE9 heavily uses GPU acceleration now, so power consumption will definitely go up, which is a concern for notebooks.

    Just another reason to go with Opera people. Be a winner, duh!

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