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Microsoft IE11 Developer Preview for Windows 7 Released

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Hot on the heels of the Windows 8.1 preview, Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) has now also had a preview release. IE11 promises to bring a range of new enhancements under Windows 7:

Internet Explorer 11 continues our vision of providing the best Web experience across the full range of Windows devices and screen sizes. IE11 on Windows 7 offers the same improved performance, faster page load times, new standards support for next generation sites, and completely revised F12 developer tools.

JavaScript performance has been improved considerably though Microsoft’s JavaScript engine called Chakra. This was also measured against other browsers using the WebKit SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark.

WebKit Benchmark

WebKit Benchmark

The results highlight a 30% speed advantage over Chrome, the nearest rival browser. This is great news for a preview release as things can only get better.

Hit up the Microsoft site now for the download and let us know what you think.

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