We have put a fair amount of effort into looking for a good "light" graphical browser. Nothing meets all our requirements for a very lightweight system (e.g. 486 or classic pentium system with smallish amount of memory) while retaining functionality expected in most modern browsers (minimally, Javascript, Java, and support for plugins). Dillo is a very minimal browser, supporting none of these extras, but provides a good, fast, low memory footprint browser for plain HTML browsing.

See also:

http://packages.debian.org/dillo---- http://bugs.debian.org/dillo