I'm using Windows 7 64 Bit OS with 4GB RAM. I had tried all the major browsers, I don't want to install all browsers instead I want the one which is best for me. My Mozilla Firefox is using 450 MB normally, in many times it goes beyond 800 MB. Google Chrome hangs most of the time on my PC. IE is dead slow. Can any one tell me a good browser to go with with a small footprint?

  • Why is 450 MB a problem? You have 4000 mb! Today browsers consume a lot of memory, as a lot of apps. – Vinz243 Jul 7 '14 at 10:10
  • In single tab it consumes 450 MB , If i open multiple tab i immediately goes beyond 800 MB – Birlla Jul 7 '14 at 10:26
  • With firefox and twenty tabs opened, it uses only 650 mb. And I don't see the problem unless you are using photoshop also. – Vinz243 Jul 7 '14 at 10:32
  • Have you updated to the latest IE version (11)? Its speed has been improved very much. What processor are you using? – ComFreek Jul 7 '14 at 12:40
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    Welcome to Software Recommendations! We will need much more information to give good recommendations here. Please take a look at What is required for a question to contain "enough information"? Then please edit your question and see if you can incorporate some of these improvements. For example; What features other than low memory usage do you want; ie is text only okay? - that'll be WAY lower memory usage. Do you want tabbing? etc. etc. – Nick Dickinson-Wilde Jul 7 '14 at 14:35

Whether this would suit you or not you could try the portable version of Google Chrome or Firefox from here or here.

  • Pretty lightweight I guess
  • Fast
  • Just like your average everyday browser (just portable)

Try them out first and see if this is what you're looking for. :)


My biggest recommendation is Midori.

Midori is a modern, lightweight web browser based on Google Chrome's engine. I use it from time to time, and it is very easy to use.

  • To be precise, Chrome doesn't use the Webkit engine anymore. They forked it to a new project called Blink. – ComFreek Jul 7 '14 at 17:53

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