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Will chromium edge wreck my laptop?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Bit of an inflammatory title sorry... but!

 

I have a Lenovo YogaBook, the specs are appallingly bad but it's what I have and for whatever reason, Chrome is a slow, laggy, buggy mess on it (as in 60%+ dropped frames watching 720p YouTube in fullscreen) while Edge is buttery smooth.

 

This leads to two questions, is "old edge" going away and will I likely end up with a worse experience because of it?


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It is not that Chrome is slow and laggy, it's you pc that can't keep up.

There are many alternative like Vivaldi, Opera, Firefox etc.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, SupaKomputa said:

It is not that Chrome is slow and laggy, it's you pc that can't keep up.

There are many alternative like Vivaldi, Opera, Firefox etc.

Sorry should have clarified, it's slow and laggy on my PC. I've tried Vivaldi and opera already, for whatever reason Edge is the only one that seems to run properly and not eat through the battery.


CPU: Xeon E5-2670 | MOBO: AsRock Extreme 4-M | RAM: Hyper X Fury White 1866MHz 16GB | 

GPU: Sapphire RX 470 8GB Nitro+ | STORAGE: 1TB Barracuda HDD + 128GB Kingston KC310 SSD | 

COOLER: CM Hyper 212 Evo | PSU: FSP Raider 550W | CASE: Bottom desk drawer..

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Maybe the chrome doesn't use hardware acceleration when playing videos.

Also maybe the lack of ram, so limiting opened tabs would help.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
15 hours ago, SupaKomputa said:

Maybe the chrome doesn't use hardware acceleration when playing videos.

Also maybe the lack of ram, so limiting opened tabs would help.

Almost certainly limited ram. I've tried switching acceleration on and off - it's actually even worse with it on which is a sad, sad thing.

 

A single YouTube video is too much, even scrolling is laggy and painful on Chrome. TBH I have a real PC, a tablet, a phone and whatever else so it's no biggie. Plus a new laptop is in order for the next few months.


CPU: Xeon E5-2670 | MOBO: AsRock Extreme 4-M | RAM: Hyper X Fury White 1866MHz 16GB | 

GPU: Sapphire RX 470 8GB Nitro+ | STORAGE: 1TB Barracuda HDD + 128GB Kingston KC310 SSD | 

COOLER: CM Hyper 212 Evo | PSU: FSP Raider 550W | CASE: Bottom desk drawer..

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