New power saving setting helps laptop batteries last for 50 percent longer when using Opera rather than rivals like Google Chrome
Opera has introduced a new battery saving feature to its desktop browser, claiming it can extend the battery life of a laptop by half when paired with native ad blocking.
Opera battery saver
We used a Dell Inspiron 7559, 15,6″, i7-6700HQ, 16GB, 256GB SSD, Win10, GTX960M using the Balanced power profile, said the company in a blog explaining how Opera was able to run for 50 percent longer than Google Chrome.
The backlight was set to 100 percent all the time, Wi-Fi was running in 802.11n mode with RSSI -53 dBm.
Battery saver also keeps the laptop cooler by up to three degrees, preventing overheating in the summer.
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