Chrome Vs. Microsoft Edge

RapidVPN/ June 30, 2018/ Blog/

Browsers are crucial to the online experience of any user.  Several browsers are being developed, with different types of optimizations to out-perform the existing brewers.  However, it is good to know that all brewers offer different experiences, although some browsers are supposed to be redeveloped.

After Internet Explorer lost it position and dominance, Chrome has held about 60% market share in browsers. It maintained its lead as that fastest browser with a user–friendly interface. The competition is back now with Microsoft Edge pushing hard seriously to overtake Chrome in terms of speed, performance, and security.



  1. Speed

In several tests carried out comparing the two browsers, Edge emerged the fastest browsers. In 2017, Chrome was updated with emphasis on speed. However, Edge still performed faster despite Chrome’s update.

  1. Security

Edge is far ahead with its security integration that offers full protection for users. Edge uses Windows Defender SmartScreen to screen malicious pages. Also Edge uses Application Guard, which is a virtualization technology that defends Windows IO Enterprise by opening unauthorized or suspicious web pages in a virtual machine to protect the rest of the system. Google is yet to launch a security measure as promising as this.

  1. Integrated Cross-Device Experience

Although Windows 10 mobile is now in maintenance mode, Microsoft has launched Edge on iOS and Android to create a seamless browsing experience for users of Windows 10 mobile which is temporarily in a latent state. The launch created browsing continuity such that users can access their reading list, favorites, and passwords by syncing across all devices. This is really an Edge as users can continue from where they stopped on another device.

  1. Administrative Templates

Edge is built into Windows and does not require separate loading of Group Policy administrative templates for the browser’s management. In other words, the Group Policy setting get updated when Edge is updated. Chrome on the other hands, requires a separate update of administrative templates irrespective of the browser updates.   

  1. Extensibility

While the oldest and newest browsers may not be compared in terms of customization. Chrome has thousands of extensions that can be integrated. Chrome also integrates its productivity suite (Google Docs, Sheets, and Slide) into the browser for online and offline experience. Being a newer browser, Edge has fewer extensions compared to Chrome.

Comparing both browsers using the parameters above, the two browsers are great and are designed to meet the needs of users. However, the preference is the users’ decisions.