Opera Now Has Built-In Ad Blockers, Claimed To Be 45 Percent Faster Than Chrome With AdBlock

Image by Patrick Lauke
Image by Patrick Lauke

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]

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I know I’m going to sound like a troll on this one, but...

Opera still exists? Don’t most of the alternative browsers end up using the same rendering engines in the end as the big browsers?

With Opera’s past of browsers with banner ads in them (yeah, I’m old), I’m sure they’d find a way to do their own “acceptable ads” program like AdBlock does...