Fortunately, there’s no shortage of alternative desktop web browsers and I’m going to evaluate them today. Here is the list of web browsers that I’m going to test.
Eagle-eyed readers will notice the absence of Microsoft’s Edge — the world’s fifth most popular web browser. It was omitted because Microsoft has a new Chromium-based Edge browser in the works and will be retiring the current incarnation of Edge soon.
Features are important but so is performance, especially since the web is so important to today and web browsers are expected to work across a wide range of devices with varying levels of computational power.
For this shootout, we will be using a 2018 MacBook Air as our test mule. The MacBook Air was chosen because it runs all browsers (Safari is macOS only), it is a highly popular notebook, and it only has a modest low-power (read power-efficient) Y-series processor.