OREANDA-NEWS. June 23, 2016. The fight is on between Opera Software and Microsoft, each of which claims that its browser is the best at extending battery life for laptops.

In a blog post Wednesday, Opera fired back at Microsoft for a blog item posted Monday that claimed Microsoft's Edge browser delivers 36 percent to 53 percent more battery life to users of its Windows 10 operating system over competing browsers Chrome, Firefox or Opera.

Opera took these claims as fightin' words and ran its own test.

"Like most other engineering teams, we love it when someone picks a fight," the company said in its post announcing the test results.

Opera's testing showed that its browser with native ad blocker and power saver enabled was able to get 22 percent more battery life out of a laptop running Windows 10 than using the Microsoft Edge browser. And it was able to run the laptop 35 percent longer than when using the latest version of Google Chrome.