Microsoft recently released the results of a benchmark of four different browsers with respect to battery life. Chrome comes out the worst, then Firefox, then Opera and then Edge, by quite a margin. Unsurprisingly, the news is being parroted by various

Has this kind of test been repeated by independent researchers? It seems like this kind of test is amazingly easy to fiddle by simply messing with the simulated browsing behaviour, and big companies have fiddled benchmarks before. It also doesn't help that this is precisely the perfect result for them, with their strongest competitor coming out worst.

Note: Opera has already fired back with a test of their own, but that's still not really independent.

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    It should be noted that for the majority of the testing period, Edge had crashed and was no longer using the processor. :b – Coomie Jun 23 '16 at 5:45
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    The did not include Lynx in the tested browsers. – liftarn Jun 23 '16 at 7:17
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    @SVilcans Theres a lot of browsers they didnt include, but those 4 are probably the most well known if not the most popular. – Trotski94 Jun 23 '16 at 13:42
  • @JamesTrotter His point is that lynx is a text browser that allow you to view web pages in the terminal. which means to heavy graphic computations are done, and is like orders of magnitude more lightweight than any gui browser out there. – Bakuriu Jun 25 '16 at 14:03
  • The two test are manipulated, and the lot of battery saving is due to ad blocking. Any default browser fare worse than any other with ad-blocking measure installed. We would need to have a test with default, non blocking browser, then all browser with ad blocking to see anything significant, and I doubt someone has 4 same laptop and 8+hr to lose :) – DrakaSAN Jun 28 '16 at 9:13

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