Safari vs. Chrome – RAM Usage

I get why a lot of folks use Chrome. It’s multiplatform. It’s way easier when using Google apps. You may like the UI better. But one thing you can’t deny is how the Safari team prioritizes RAM and battery, and the Chrome team most definitely does not. Morten Just dug into the numbers, but the chart that stood out most was this one.

24 times the RAM usage per tab. Yikes!

This reminds me of an email I received from a Mac Power Users listener. He and his wife bought matching MacBook Airs. His ran fine. Hers always ran with the fans on. (This was before the Apple silicon M1 model.) They couldn’t figure it out. They thought her machine was a lemon, but it passed every Apple hardware test. Then she switched browsers from Chrome to Safari. Problem solved.