Google Chrome's Latest Optimizations Let You Watch YouTube for 18 Hours on the M2 MacBook Pro

The latest version of the Google Chrome browser designed for Macs includes optimizations that are designed to preserve battery life. In a blog post shared today, Google says that with a single full charge, a 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro running Chrome can be used to browse the internet for 17 hours or watch YouTube for 18 hours.

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With improvements to Energy Saver mode, browsing time is extended for another 30 minutes by reducing unnecessary background tasks, and while Google uses the ‌M2‌ MacBook Pro as an example, the company says that those using older Macs will also see performance gains.

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To boost battery life, Google made changes that include tuning iframes to consume less energy, tweaking JavaScript timers to wake the CPU less often, streamlining data structures to optimize access, and eliminating unnecessary redraws.

Google plans to continue to optimize Energy Saver mode in the future. The Chrome browser for Macs can be downloaded from Google's website, with the 110 version released last week.

Tags: Google, Chrome

Top Rated Comments

ShivneelSingh Avatar
3 weeks ago
Then there’s me who doesn’t want to switch from Safari. LOVE the syncing between all of my devices and the privacy.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
icanhazmac Avatar
3 weeks ago

by reducing unnecessary background tasks
Such as phoning home with user data? When I YouTube I use Brave!

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Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Spaceboi Scaphandre Avatar
3 weeks ago
[HEADING=1]I don't care what "optimizations" Google makes I am not switching off Firefox[/HEADING]
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
3 weeks ago

[HEADING=1]I don't care what "optimizations" Google makes I am not switching off Firefox[/HEADING]

Agreed! Firefox Mozilla is way too good. I just love everything about it. I don't think it gets enough credit out there.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
3 weeks ago
I don't love Chrome as I actually think Edge is more advanced these days but man I am starting to worry at the level of Apple software lag in terms of modern features. Looking at AI, Siri, iOS, iPad OS, and even Ventura it looks to me like Apple is constantly focusing on silly stuff like Animojis while ignoring what people actually want and request.

Good thing for Apple Android is in a terrible state right now.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
3 weeks ago

The issue I'm worried about is: Am I going to face overheating issues on my Macbook Pro?
I'd welcome a warmer MacBook right now. The aluminum body is so cold to the touch my hands are freezing ?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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