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.