Poll: Is surfing with iPad faster or slower than on a desktop/laptop?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by zub3qin, Apr 4, 2010.

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How do you find surfing on the iPad?

  1. Faster than laptop/desktop

    15 vote(s)
    53.6%
  2. Slower than laptop/desktop

    7 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. Same as laptop/desktop

    6 vote(s)
    21.4%
  1. zub3qin macrumors 65816

    zub3qin

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    #1
    I was actually surprised to see that surfing and even typing is much much better on iPad than on MacBook. Pages seem to render much faster on iPad.

    The only thing i wish was a set of cursor keys on the popup keyboard which would make simple edits much easier. Typing is a breeze though in landscape mode.
     
  2. NewSc2 macrumors 65816

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    Orange County, CA
    #2
    Dunno about a Macbook, but it's definitely slower than my Mac Pro, and no noticeable difference from my MBP...
     
  3. Mitchrapp macrumors 6502a

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  4. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    #4
    The hidef YouTube videos load instantly on the ipad with no buffering, but take like 10 minutes to load on my mbp. Same network too
     
  5. zub3qin thread starter macrumors 65816

    zub3qin

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    #6
    Is there a way to just see HD videos in a list on iPad YouTube app?
     
  6. lostfan916 macrumors 6502a

    lostfan916

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    #7
    I would say that page loading times are about the same as my MacBook. But productivity wise, it's slower. I think apple needs to implement a way to switch between pages. Tabbed browsing would be an obvious addition. You could also pinch your current window down (like you do in photos to close an album) and all your open windows would come to view.
     
  7. zub3qin thread starter macrumors 65816

    zub3qin

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    #8
    I use the open in new page feature to open multiple "tabs". This makes things pretty quick and may be what you are looking for.

    Expose is coming soon for multitasking in iPhone and iPad OS 4.0
     

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