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

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Opera has just released the latest developer version of its browser, and it has an interesting new feature: it features 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 per cent faster than Chrome with AdBlock and 21 per cent 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 the relative outlier that is Opera is up to you. [Opera via TechCrunch]