MacBooks with Google’s Chrome browser now have longer battery life
We are unable to make a direct comparison between the device’s battery life before and after this update because Google did not provide figures. However, The Verge was able to run a variety of everyday tasks on the same MacBook for 16 hours and 30 minutes. Chrome version 110.0.5481.100 was used in Google’s performance tests, and the tech giant claims that the new energy optimizations will also help older MacBook hardware. The Verge has been informed by Chrome software developer François Doray that these enhancements will also be implemented on Windows, Linux, and Android devices in subsequent Chrome releases.
Additionally, earlier this month, Google released a brand-new Energy Saver mode for Chrome. This mode improves battery life by limiting any unnecessary background activity on websites, such as smooth animation or video scrolling or other visual effects. When compared to the same MacBook Pro 13, the search engine giant claims that activating this mode can provide users with an additional 30 minutes of browsing time (M2, 2022). Even though it’s not much, every second matters if you want to complete important tasks before your laptop dies.
On February 14 for Windows, Mac, and Linux devices, the Chrome stable desktop channel received an update to version 110.0.5481.100, which Google stated would be released “over the coming days/weeks.” The update log gives you access to a comprehensive list of the changes made to this release.