After previously using a custom-built PC running Windows and a hacked version of OS X, Tom's Hardware switched things up and used an 11-inch MacBook Air with a Core i7 processor and 4GB RAM. Despite testing on Apple-built hardware, OS X generally trailed Windows 7 browser performance, with a Mac browser beating all Windows 7 challengers only four times out of 35 eligible tests. As for the runners up, Chrome came in just behind Firefox on Windows, while Chrome and Firefox were nearly indistinguishable for second place on OS X. Given the rapid progression of browser technology we've seen recently, we'd expect another set of benchmarks soon and wouldn't be surprised to see the winners change completely.
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