The fastest web browser for Windows 10
Chrome’s got everyone beat on desktop. By pre-downloading content on your PC or laptop, it’s able to load web pages faster – which explains why it’s so greedy for memory on your device, compared to the rest of the Windows 10 browsers.
Chrome’s so fast that most browsers are now borrowing its code – Brave Browser, Microsoft Edge, Opera, Vivaldi and more are quicker because they’re running on Chromium, which means you can use Google Chrome add-ons with these web browsers too. Though they need less memory than Google Chrome.
But for your mobile, Mozilla Firefox is slightly faster and more efficient when you have several open tabs. Opera Turbo compresses images and internet data to load faster on your mobile, but it’s not quite enough to catch up.
Bottom line: What’s the best browser for Windows 10?
For speed and security, you really can’t go wrong with Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. But when it comes to personalising your browser and organising your tabs, Vivaldi’s unbeatable for Windows 10 – if you have fewer than 5 open, stacking could be a time and sanity-saving feature.
Before you make your decision, also find out how well your new browser can sync and connect all your devices together. Unless you enjoy emailing links to yourself, losing your place on an article, and forgetting passwords for websites, you’ll want to use the same browser on your laptop, phone and tablet, so they can share your bookmarks, browsing history, encrypted passwords and more details.
Sign into Microsoft Edge, for example, and you’ll have an easy way to share websites to any of your Windows 10 devices. The browser can sync your data across your devices, while supporting Microsoft 356 and your free Hotmail Live account. Meanwhile on the Mozilla Firefox mobile app, you can be reading a webpage on your desktop PC and have it open on your Windows 10 mobile or the other way around. Forever unique, you can connect the Opera Touch app to your desktop by scanning a QR code, and use My Flow to send your notes and web pages from device to device.