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Opera has just released the latest developer version of its browser, and it has an interesting new feature: built-in ad blockers that are claimed to make it faster than other browsers with third-party alternatives.

The company claims that its built-in blockers allow it to load pages 45 percent faster than Chrome with AdBlock and 21 percent faster than Firefox with Adblock. Like all good ad-blockers, Opera allows you to create white lists, and it also has a slightly gimmicky tool to see how pages loads compare with the system turned on and off.


Whether that’s all enough to warrant a switch to Opera is up to you.

[Opera via TechCrunch]