Windows 10: "Lightest" Browser for Win 10 Solved


  1. Posts : 363
    Win 10 Home Build 1709 16299.19 64bit
       08 Aug 2017 #1

    "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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  2. Posts : 9,362
    Windows 10 Professional
       08 Aug 2017 #2

    torre said: View Post
    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.    09 Aug 2017 #3

    Try Firefox. The newest version is supposed to have a quite good / low memory usage.
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  4.    09 Aug 2017 #4

    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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  5. Posts : 2,865
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64
       09 Aug 2017 #5

    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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  6.    09 Aug 2017 #6

    Maxthon, is nice and light.
    Last edited by swarfega; 09 Aug 2017 at 13:55.
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  7. Posts : 133
    Windows XP, 7, 8.1, 10, Knoppix [Debian] linux
       09 Aug 2017 #7

    DerDonc said: View Post
    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 : 363
    Win 10 Home Build 1709 16299.19 64bit
    Thread Starter
       09 Aug 2017 #8

    Great replies ! Thanks to all !

    Will do some testing.
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