“Google late Thursday posted its first public beta of Chrome 10,” Electronista reports.

“The browser is the first to use the new Crankshaft engine for JavaScript and is as much as 66 percent faster in crunching JavaScript as today’s Chrome 9,” Electronista reports. “Hardware graphics acceleration is also new and, with a fast enough system, could see as much as 80 percent of the main processor’s work offloaded to a GPU, extending the battery life on notebooks.”

Electronista reports, “The beta is available for Linux, Macs and Windows PCs.

More info and Google’s demo video in the full article here.