Microsoft has released a study (PDF, 700 KB) system power consumption using popular web-browsers on Windows 8.

The estimation was made by measuring the energy consumption at the opening on the laptop and the desktop model scenarios with the popular web-resources, such as YouTube, Yahoo, Bing, Amazone, Wikipedia, Google, Facebook, etc.

The result is made, the conclusion that the power consumption is a leader in Internet Explorer 10, followed by Firefox 20 and Chrome 26 on the third. Moreover, if, discard features graphics scaling, the differences are not so great, and are a maximum of 1.2 W at a total consumption of desktops at 40 watts (2.5%) and a laptop at 16 watts (6%). Continue reading