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  • 4.0 stars

    "Chrome is great! But..."

    December 8, 2012  |   By Kascaden

    Version: Google Chrome 23.0.1271.95

    Pros

    It really is Incredibly fast
    Pretty darn Stable - Pages will crash now and then, but for the most part very good.
    Flash Built in which is always a bonus
    Add-ons

    Cons

    Each tab is a separate instance of Chrome.
    Uses up a huge amount of memory - especially if you leave a tab open.

    Summary

    It's a great system - and I like the fact that it's almost crash proof - but what that means, and what general users don't understand is that everything is a separate process. This means that while being almost crash proof (as a browser as a whole) It's incredibly RAM hungry!

    It uses something like half of the ram I have available in an older MacBook Pro (4GB!)

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Very Good with one MASSIVE flaw..."

    December 5, 2012  |   By Jac151

    Version: Google Chrome 23.0.1271.95

    Pros

    Fast (Chrome and Safari 6 run neck and neck)
    Stable
    Productive
    Built-In Flash

    Cons

    Forces AMD Discrete Graphics in 2011 MacBook Pros

    Summary

    Google Chrome is a very refined browser, though I prefer Safari (just personal preference), but it has one MAJOR flaw that keeps me from ever using it...
    Google Chrome forces my MacBook Pro's Discrete AMD Graphics which cuts my battery life by 40%-60% and causes overall system heating. I have read many posts (on Apple Discussions, MacRumors, and Google Discussions) on the issue, although I'm surprised more people don't complain about it. On any site that uses advanced graphics, Chrome forces hardware acceleration which kills battery life. Even cnet.com activates AMD with Chrome. . . really? I don't know if this issue affects 2012 Macs, but it is a serious issue for notebook users. Safari and FireFox do not do this.

    You can check what your system is using by clicking the Apple>About This Mac>More Information. It should say Intel instead of AMD (Or Nvidia for new/pre 2011 Macs) unless you are using an intensive program like iPhoto or iMovie.

    This is an unacceptable flaw that renders Chrome useless.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Was very disappointed!"

    October 23, 2012  |   By Kanaiogirl

    Version: Google Chrome 22.0.1229.94

    Pros

    None at this time

    Cons

    None at this time

    Summary

    Was very disappointed alot of things didn't work properly, but jus to be sure gonna try it again. Then I'll rate it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good web browser"

    August 22, 2012  |   By KirstenMorgan

    Version: Google Chrome 21.0.1180.79

    Pros

    Fast and simple.

    Cons

    Didn't notice anything to point here.

    Summary

    I was searching for the fastest web browser. I have found it.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Barely OK 2nd (or 3rd) browser with major Achilles Heel"

    August 15, 2012  |   By JonCalgary

    Version: Google Chrome 21.0.1180.75

    Pros

    Fast. Not as fast as the close-to dead-Camino, but fast.
    Automatic foreign site translation is unbeatable.

    Cons

    When it crashes, and it will, you will lose all the open tabs that were there previously. Other browsers will either recover automatically or ask you if you want them back. Not Chrome. This is why I hardly ever use it, and would never use it for my primary browser.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simply the best"

    May 23, 2012  |   By PamKlinne

    Version: Google Chrome 19.0.1084.46

    Pros

    The fastest browser browser

    Cons

    Didn't mention any

    Summary

    Fast, simple, powerful.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good internet software"

    May 17, 2012  |   By satyamurti

    Version: Google Chrome 19.0.1084.46

    Pros

    Fast and like Google gives all the web sites as you type the web address!!

    Cons

    Interferes with Yahoo mall and other software in my PC and render them not usable!

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Poor font rendering browser"

    May 11, 2012  |   By iMercy

    Version: Google Chrome 18.0.1025.168

    Pros

    It is fast but can not say it is the fastest browser on mac. Even iCab and Sleipnir run with lightening speed on my mac, let alone Safari.

    Cons

    Potential collection of private data is main concern. Another concern it does not renders pages properly. Texts (fonts) looks washed out grey on many websites. Even pdf file viewed in Chrome inline pdf viewer appears with washed out fonts. It appears to me Chrome is poor quality photocopier of websites. The same webpages appears just perfect in Safari, iCab, Firefox and Sleipnir. Really can't understand, how can some people claim it to be the best browser on mac.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Good second browser"

    April 19, 2012  |   By jscott418

    Version: Google Chrome 18.0.1025.163

    Pros

    Quick loading, somewhat easy on memory unless you open a lot of tabs.

    Cons

    Possible memory issues, don't like the way it handles Favorites.

    Summary

    I am mostly a Safari user with Mac's. But with the whole Trojan Flashback thing. I decided to use Chrome for any Flash content playback. Not a big fan of Chrome though. Its fast but some sites still do not like it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It's very fast"

    April 17, 2012  |   By JeanBB

    Version: Google Chrome 18.0.1025.163

    Pros

    Has lots of useful add-ons

    Cons

    Have nothing to be written here

    Summary

    To me it's the best browser.

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