Google Chrome causes laptop drain and battery issues.

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  1. EMINENT

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    For those that are having battery issues, I had a feeling this was due to users who installed Chrome.
    I've never had to install Chrome on my Surface because I can do everything I need on IE. So I've never experienced this kind of battery drain.

     
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    While I do have Chrome installed, I rarely use it and usually shut off all related services. I agree that Chrome plays havoc on the battery - don't notice it much when on my desktop machine.
     
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    Ed Bott claimed that these bugs were first filed in 2010 :) So it must be due to the press picking up the issue...
     
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    I use chrome all the time. Might try switching now.

    edit: I tried, i can't use it.
     
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    But on the bright side, the latest Chrome beta supports ultra high resolution screens. ..
     
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    I get better performance and battery life on my Surface Pro 3 using Internet Explorer, but I still have to use the Chrome browser because it's the only browser that seems to supports my Chromecast device.
     
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    It's supposedly caused by the adobe flash player built plugin. Even if it's not true it's fun to blame adobe.;)
     
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    I finally got fed up and moved everything from Chrome to IE . I is so much better on the Surface. glassy smooth and better battery . I sure hope Chrome gets its sit together and puts out a better touch browser soon. I was so tired of web sites responding like your driving in mud when scrolling. We have I5's for christ sake . they run better than that .
     
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    Yes it does.
     
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