Although Google Chrome is relatively new to the internet browser scene, it has managed to blow the competition out of the water in many respects. And as if the first version of Chrome weren’t enough to convince everyone else to switch from their traditional browsers, Google has pumped out another treasure, Google Chrome 13. It all begins with the super-easy installation process. Let the battle begin.

Chrome takes many features to the next level, and adds a few new ones as well. From lightning-fast page display time to advanced support for newer web code languages, Chrome 13 is new and improved. The token aesthetic of Chrome has always been its less is more approach to the basic application appearance. They have a love affair with minimalism. The tabs sit at the top, the URL below them, whose dropdown menu predicts the web address you’re typing in based on the web history.

The tabs are interactive little buggers that make organizing the screen simple. Tabs can be dragged and dropped into the desktop to create a new window, and then dragged back into the existing one to become a tab once more. It’s a good thing the Chrome 13 is now available for Mac OS X and Linux, to get those anxious clients their Chrome.

Users will enjoy new security features, like the automatic warnings when directing to or downloading bad content. Users will also appreciate that one bad tab won’t cause the closure of all the tabs in a window. The Incognito mode allows surfing of the web without leaving a trail. The internal structure of Chrome itself creates a sandbox system wherein it operates without access to sensitive files on your computer (works with Windows 7 and Vista). The built-in Flash and automatic updating of that program is another safety measure.

New features like the optional Instant Pages (where Chrome predicts your search query and preloads the page), built-in PDF reader with print preview, and new bookmark manager make Chrome 13 even more attractive. Chrome extensions work like clockwork, and the syncing of computers’ Chrome browser is super convenient so that you don’t have to update preferences or bookmarks more than once.

Page loading is fast with the SPDY HTTP built in, allowing continuous communication between browsers and servers (of course the both must support SPDY). Besides the important fact that Chrome 13 supports new coding languages like HTML 5 (which may one day replace old languages) and that it handles JavaScript more efficiently and quickly than any other browser, Chrome 13 is simply fast.

In the end, it’s speed we want in our browsers, and although we my get starry-eyed with all the wonderful features Chrome 13 packs in, the main attraction is its quality speed.