Opera new battery saver extends a laptop’s battery life by up to 50%

A new battery saver feature is ready today in Opera for computers. It extends a laptop’s battery life by up to 50%, while keeping the laptop cooler. Reducing overheating is especially important during the summer months when people travel with their laptops.

The new battery savings are possible after various optimizations, such as reducing non-essential system tasks like background tabs and other browser activities, while still providing a fast browsing experience.

Power savings by:
  • Reduced activity in background tabs
  • Waking CPU less often due to more optimal scheduling of JavaScript timers
  • Automatically pausing unused plug-ins
  • Reduced frame rate to 30 frames per second
  • Tuning video-playback parameters and forcing usage of hardware accelerated video codecs
  • Paused animations of browser themes

Up to 50% longer battery life

According to Opera tests, the latest Opera with battery saver and ad blocker enabled was able to run up to 50% longer than browsers like Google Chrome on a laptop running Windows 10, 64-bit.

Battery saver reduces laptop overheating

Watching videos, reading news and staying social during the summer not only eats through a laptop’s battery, but makes it really warm. Test results with the new battery saver enabled show that Opera will keep laptops more than 3 degrees C cooler.

How it works

Using the battery saver is easy. As soon as the laptop’s power cable is unplugged, the battery icon will appear next to the search and address field in the Opera browser. Click the battery icon to activate the power saving mode and flip the switch. The browser will also suggest you enable power saving mode when your laptop reaches 20% remaining battery capacity.

@Technuter.com News Service

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