Internet 100% faster on Mac vs PC

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  1. lightz39 macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2012
    I'm curious... Why is it my macbook pro is blindingly faster at everything on the net than anything else in my house? More specifically my pc. I have a 250mbs connection but rarely does it feel like it. Youtube would buffer and stutter, torrents would lag behind, game updates took ages. I get my self a new macbook and that has all changed. I can load a full 4k movie on youtube in seconds. Is it something to do with apple and the way it connects or is something else going on? Even my iphone and ipad are slower than this.
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    The difference between the Macbook and the iPhone is processor speed. Rendering websites takes power and your laptop has far more of it than a phone does.

    The PC could be it an older machine with a slower processor and not a lot of RAM? That could do it. But if it's fast too then it could be filled up web browser caches, a full hard drive, or whatever other things slow down older machines by junking them up with little digital odds and ends.

    I suggest trying a totally new browser on the PC (like Firefox or Chrome) and seeing if it gives you a boost over your old browser.

    But by and large, your new Macbook is bound to be faster than anything you've had sitting around your house for years and that translates to faster HTML, Flash, and Java. That's just progress for you.
  3. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2006
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Its like having a ferrari engine in a ferrari and a truck. Both have the same engines but the truck won't be able to realise the engine's full potential (in terms of speed) due to the size.
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    That's a terrible analogy. It depends on the specs of his PC and other computing devices in his house. That's it.
  5. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    shouldn't make a difference. Could be any one of these things: your PC is having issues, you are using different browsers, the mac is speced higher than the PC, distance from PC to the router compared to the mac (wireless network transfer speeds), etc.

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