Which is the best browser for Windows

These are the 5 best browsers for Windows 10

With Edge and Internet Explorer, Windows 10 already has two browsers on board as standard. But of course there is still the option to use an alternative web browser. We'll tell you whether these are better than the Microsoft standards.

1. Chrome

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Chrome is fast and stable, but a performance hog. Image: © TURN ON 2017

Google Chrome is a stable, fast browser. It takes up very little space and gives websites most of the screen. The support for extensions is very extensive.

However, Chrome devours a lot of system resources, especially memory. Chrome doesn't crash when a website crashes, but if you open too many tabs, Chrome will stumble. In addition, the many tabs then shrink to a uselessly small size.

For download: Chrome

2. Firefox

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Firefox is less resource consuming than Chrome. Image: © TURN ON 2017

Firefox is the only major browser based on open source code. Some of the Google Chrome code is in the form of Chromium as open source, but the Chrome browser itself is enriched with exclusive Google code. Firefox is about as fast as Chrome, but it can handle a lot of tabs better. The browser uses less memory than Chrome, but crashes completely with a crashed tab. The support for extensions is very decent.

For download: Firefox

3. Opera

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Opera offers popular features like VPN and ad blockers by default. Image: © Screenshot TURN ON / Opera 2016

Opera offers a free VPN feature that encrypts your own IP address while surfing, as well as an ad blocker by default. The browser is fast and has a clear interface. With the Opera Turbo, Opera runs at a decent speed even with a slow data connection. Although many useful features are already on board, the supply through extensions is good.

For download: Opera

4. Vivaldi

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Vivaldi offers an elegant design and numerous features. Image: © Screenshot TURN ON / Vivaldi 2017

The lesser-known Vivaldi browser for Windows 10 is reminiscent of Opera. This is probably due to the fact that it was designed by the former co-founder of Opera Software, Jon Stephenson. In contrast to the other browsers presented here, Vivaldi is aimed at power users. Instead of becoming more and more minimalistic and reducing features, Vivaldi is adding more and more features to the top.

Vivaldi can be customized more than other browsers, so you decide where the taskbar should be displayed, there is a note feature, tab notifications and even integration with the smart home lightbulbs from the Philips Hue range (! ). In addition, data protection is important to Vivaldi, so the browser does not collect any user data and does not send it to third parties.

Even more than Opera Neon, Vivaldi wants to convince as an innovative and feature-rich browser that is regularly updated with new ideas. If you don't know it yet, you should take a look at Vivaldi, but you should also keep in mind that it is still an unfinished work-in-progress browser.

For download: Vivaldi

5. Edge

Microsoft Edge is very fast, quite secure and saves battery life in notebooks compared to the competition. Edge has caught up with support for web standards. Microsoft has integrated the digital assistant Cortana into the browser. Unfortunately, it still offers only a few extensions. Edge has a well implemented function for taking notes with a digital stylus. If you want to switch to the Edge browser, here are tips for the move. Colleague Kai is already a big Edge fan.

For download: Edge