11-22-2016 07:44 AM
This is for anyone who constantly has Chrome with at least 7 tabs open and a few extensions on. How long does your battery last? I have the latest drivers and software versions and I'm curious to see if my battery life matches up with that of others' laptops.
11-23-2016 05:03 AM
Hi there, Tuhin -
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
Chrome is arguably the fastest performing browser available today, but that goodness comes at a cost. In order to be that fast, it has to use more CPU than other browsers are willing to use — and more CPU usage means more battery drainage.
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11-23-2016 06:26 AM
Seven tabs isn't a lot. But if you want to minimize the number of tabs you have open, consider using an extension like Session Buddy. This lets you group commonly used pages into sets of bookmarks that you can open and close as needed. It's also useful for recovering after a Chrome crash or Windows restart.
As for a "few extensions" you might want to experiment by disabling them one at a time to see if there are any that are particular drains on CPU.
That said, if you're trying to maximize battery life you may want to reduce screen brightness and reduce screen blanking time thresholds and/or look at other power management settings.
11-23-2016 06:40 AM
Thanks for the link, Shashi. I'm testing out having hardware acceleration turned off to see if it changes anything. As for extending my battery life, I know Chrome uses a lot more resources than other browsers. I was simply curious to see what others' battery life was so I could compare it to mine. I regularly have at least 10-15 tabs open, but I figured 7 was a good number to go with to get a comparison.