An upcoming feature in the Chrome browser could extend the battery life of your laptop by as much as two hours.
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Of course, most Chrome users don't keep a blank tab open in the foreground, so Google reran the test but with a YouTube video playing in fullscreen mode and "Energy Saver" disabled (so the system wouldn't go into sleep mode). The automatic brightness setting was also turned off to account for all variables.
This time, the system lasted for an additional 36 minutes. That might not sound like a huge improvement but it could be the difference between your laptop powering down at the end of a workday or having enough juice for you to keep the charger at home.
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Phillip Tracy is the assistant managing editor at Laptop Mag where he reviews laptops, phones and other gadgets while covering the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News covering 5G and IoT. When he's not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, traveling or watching soccer.