"Lightest" Browser for Win 10


  1. Posts : 754
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    "Lightest" Browser for Win 10


    Any recs for a light browser, meaning low memory usage, cpu/disk usage ? Realize a lot of variable factors including the site visited. Just curious on other experiences.

    I am running Windows Insider 16257 on a laptop with 4GB, i3 Intel processor. Use Edge as primary browser which (depending on site visited) is using from 300 to 577mb. Performance/speed not bad, but always searching for the best.

    Of course, don't want to compromise security for speed.
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    torre said:
    Any recs for a light browser, meaning low memory usage, cpu/disk usage ? Realize a lot of variable factors including the site visited. Just curious on other experiences.

    I am running Windows Insider 16257 on a laptop with 4GB, i3 Intel processor. Use Edge as primary browser which (depending on site visited) is using from 300 to 577mb. Performance/speed not bad, but always searching for the best.

    Of course, don't want to compromise security for speed.
    Nitro by Maxthon:

    Maxthon Nitro | The Fastest Lightweight Web Browser | Free Download
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  3. Posts : 21
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    Try Firefox. The newest version is supposed to have a quite good / low memory usage.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    Chrome without any addons is quite light. You want one that doesnt have the per tab process as it'l make it lighter.
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    K-Meleon would be mine top choice, but there is also Slimjet.

    Browsers blocking trackers by default should be fast as well, like Epic or Brave.

    When you block scripts, it will lightened up the experience, though it might be annoying at first.

    ScriptSafe - Chrome Web Store or ScriptBlock - Chrome Web Store
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    Maxthon, is nice and light.
    Last edited by swarfega; 09 Aug 2017 at 13:55.
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  7. Posts : 191
    Windows XP, 10; Knoppix [Debian] linux
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    DerDonc said:
    Try Firefox. The newest version is supposed to have a quite good / low memory usage.
    Or PaleMoon, one of the Mozilla derivatives. There is even a "netbook" (Atom/XP) optimized version for PC's with few resources.
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  8. Posts : 754
    Win10 Version 20H2 19042.928
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    Great replies ! Thanks to all !

    Will do some testing.
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