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

How do you find surfing on the iPad?

  • Faster than laptop/desktop

    Votes: 15 53.6%
  • Slower than laptop/desktop

    Votes: 7 25.0%
  • Same as laptop/desktop

    Votes: 6 21.4%

  • Total voters
    28

zub3qin

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Apr 10, 2007
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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.
 

Aranince

macrumors 65816
Apr 18, 2007
1,104
0
California
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
 

zub3qin

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Apr 10, 2007
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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
Is there a way to just see HD videos in a list on iPad YouTube app?
 

lostfan916

macrumors 6502a
Dec 23, 2007
870
2
NorCal
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.
 

zub3qin

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Apr 10, 2007
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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.
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