Over 1GB of RAM taken if you open a single browser tab?
I mean, yeah, anything Chromium-based (like Electron) is RAM-hungry, but those numbers sound way too extreme to me.
I constantly run about two dozen or more Chrome tabs in two Chrome windows*, in addition to Atom, Slack, Discord (Discord is Electron, too, right?)… in addition to IDEs and whatnot and I don’t think I ever go above 5 or 6 GB.
Sure, that’s on Linux, but cross-platform programs like that should take about the same RAM on any platform.
*I do use The Great Suspender, though, not sure if that saves lots of RAM?
Edit: Looks like it does (I got it mainly for CPU): https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/the-great-suspender/klbibkeccnjlkjkiokjodocebajanakg?hl=en