Google Chrome: Crazy-Fast Beta Browser Wows Reviewers
Aside from the odd security flaw, Google's Chrome browser (currently in beta) is getting rave reviews. Over forty (40!) times faster than Internet Explorer 7.
I like the idea of Google Chrome, a lot. But, then I like a lot of ideas, and then the reality turns out to be another matter entirely. Once in a great while, though, something comes along that lives up to its promise. Google Chrome lives up to its promise.
Also, since Google is centered around search and collation of browsing habits, a Google-provided browser means that not only your searches but *all* of your online behaviour via that browser will be Google's to collect. How invasive do you like your advertising? This isn't to say that Google is actually spying on you, but that the capacity is built in to use your browsing habits as spammunition. That's why I don't use gmail: I'm not comfortable with my missives getting mined for advert material. Call me paranoid, but still.
Anyway, here's the benchmark link- as you can see, not bad at all. Still, the Chrome team no doubt cherry-picked the benchmark criteria to show their work in the best light, but even if its actual performance were half of what is shown via the previous link, one would still be impressed.