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Opera, the little browser that could, has a cheeky response to Google’s Chrome speed tests. In contrast to Google’s MythBusters-as-art aesthetic, Opera goes a little more Royal Tenenbaums-in-Norway. The result of Opera’s own speed test? The browser is also “much faster than a potato.”

Google’s Chrome speed tests ad is super cool. The YouTube version has millions of views and rightfully so — it’s impressive to watch the high-speed camera depict the time to load a web page as compared to a potato gun, the speed of sound and lightning.

But Opera, the little browser that could, has a cheeky response. In contrast to Google’s MythBusters-as-art aesthetic, Opera goes a little more Royal Tenenbaums-in-Norway with a video posted to its official YouTube account yesterday. The result of Opera’s own speed test? The browser is also “much faster than a potato.” Love it.

Opera’s “World record speed test”

Google Chrome Speed Tests:

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  1. did try opera again recently after about 5 yrs, and seems they are back in the race for good. lets see.

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  2. Potatoes rock!

    Oh wait…

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  3. Hilarious. This clever commercial does make me kinda want to try Opera now haha oh the power of marketing.

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  4. install opera chrome on mycomputer

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  5. I will always use opera as my personal web browser what ever happens opera is unique have not copy features from others and chrome is also excellent but I will always to stick opera.

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