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Comparing web browsers, which is best for you?

There are multiple factors to consider when choosing your browser. Here at Pelling we’ve put together some of professional knowledge and insights to help you make the right choice for you.


Speed is one of the key factors when it comes to choosing a browser and it includes a few tests to determine which browser is the fastest.

Usually the following tests can give you an idea on how fast a browser is.

  • Run the browser as the first program after turning on your laptop.
  • Close the browser and then run it again. Do it a few times and find an average time.
  • Do a CSS benchmark test and see how quickly it loads the page.
  • Use a page that uses javascript libraries and compare the results.
  • Use a page which uses a lot of images and see how quickly it loads.
  • Browse back to a page via history tab and see how quickly it loads back.

We included some results of benchmark tests below to show you how the browsers speed changes with different tests.


We can think of the Internet browser as a door that opens to the online world out and what goes out or comes through that door depends on how safe the browser is. If you click to a wrong link will it allow a malicious software to your computer or block it? Will it protect your privacy when surfing?


Features are the bits what make browsers user friendly and effective or just the opposite. Having an option to add a website as a favourite or opening a new tab without closing the existing one, or to be able to use add-ons or extensions are on the top of the list of features.


Having a favourite browser doesn’t mean it can be used on every machine. The most recent example is the Edge which can only be used with Windows 10 and not with any other operating systems like Mac OSX or Linux.