‘Browser Tabs and Battery Life’

Rhett Allain on battery life and browser tabs — specifically how many do you have to have open to burn your battery to zero in 60 seconds:

With the same values as above and a time of 1 minute (1/60 hours), I get 24,000 tabs. That’s like having the whole internet open in your browser. Ha. Just kidding.

I can’t wait for Dr. Drang to refute some or all of this. It’s interesting, but logical, that you get diminishing returns on destroying your battery life with each subsequent tab you open.

I’ve never understood the ‘100s of tabs open’ crowd — what’s the point? If the browser crashes your screwed, and even if it doesn’t crash there is a clear hit on your computing performance. That’s what services like Pinboard.in and Instapaper were made to handle — it’s easy enough to shove those links over to those services, so why not do that?

I get nervous when I have more than four tabs open. (Remember the days before tabs, god that sucked.)

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Rhett Allain on battery life and browser tabs — specifically how many do you have to have open to burn your battery to zero in 60 seconds: With the same values as above and a time of 1 minute (1/60 hours), I get 24,000 tabs. That’s like having the whole internet open in your browser. […]