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Opera’s 4 standout features that make it competitive with Chrome, Edge, and Firefox

Ian Paul | July 7, 2016
With ad-blocking, battery saving and more, small, scrappy Opera is bidding for big-time market share.

4. Battery busting

opera battery saving icon
Mark Hachman

Opera also has a new battery saving technology that especially helps older hardware access the web a bit faster. The feature is supposed to reduce the amount of CPU resources the browser needs.

In our tests, Opera used far fewer CPU resources than competing browsers when the battery-saving feature was enabled, which resulted in its feeling far faster on our low-end test system—especially when paired with the ad-blocking feature.

Try it out!

If you want to dump Chrome, Firefox, or Edge, then Opera is definitely an enticing alternative—though it’s far from the only one. Even if you aren’t actively looking to change your browser, why not try Opera? It’s free, and you may just fall in love with what you find.

 

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