Maxthon today announced the beta release of the Windows PC version of its web browser, which the software developer claims has superior speed input that renders web pages and manages downloads faster than any other browser in the world. Maxthon's updated browser uses a branched version of the Blink rendering engine coupled with Maxthon's own speed and performance enhancements, resulting in rendering speed that, according to Maxthon, is 10% faster than Chrome 30.
"Our challenge to our team was to build a browser that is faster and lighter than Chrome," said Jeff Chen, CEO and founder of Maxthon. "I'm pleased to say that our team rose to the challenge and exceeded expectations. The new architecture nets 40% faster start times than previous iterations and test results comparing the new Maxthon 22.214.171.1240 against Chrome 30 show that Maxthon is 10% faster. Plus, our proprietary approach to 3rd party cookie handling is a boon for anyone who wants the personalization benefit of the cookie without allowing ad networks to track their usage. "
In addition to improved speed for both page loads and downloads, the latest version also offers:
- Fast, Integrated support of the HTML5 standard
- Support for WebGL & GPU accelerator for enhanced graphics and image processing
- Reduced memory footprint and CPU usage
- Proprietary, multi-threaded downloads boosting speeds that are 5x faster than Maxthon's current, already-fast download features
- Ability to automatically import the guest account data when registering a new account
- Low RAM usage