Chromebooks are gradually becoming the next big thing in the PC space. Not everyone needs a $2000 laptop with a Core i9 octocore processor and 34 terabits of RAM, some just need something that can open the web quick and house websites as apps. The people that have been using Chromebooks can also attest to the 6+ hours of battery life (average), but now they will also be able to see what exactly is using up the lion’s share of said battery life.
In the latest Chrome OS dev build a new setting has been created to show battery usage. In the device section of your sections you will now see a new button that says ‘Battery’. Upon clicking it you will see each website or app that is using power on your chromebook and the percentage of usage that they are taking from your battery. You can then click on each individual app or website to view detailed stats and also kill the content with the ‘stop’ button. You can check out the pertinent details at the Chromium codereview.
We are seeing Chrome OS really grow into a mature platform since its inception and with all the new updates we are seeing with rival operating systems it’s welcomed with open arms. Are any of you running the dev build and notice the change? How are you liking it?
Source: Francois Beaufort in Google+