websurfing on a Surface 2 - will it be much slower than a SP2?

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  1. reach

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    Hi there,
    I'm really frustrated: I just HATE surfing on any type of iOS or Android device, because ... you know, it just doesn't work. No flash, rubbish mobile sites, etc...
    Hence I've got myself a Surface Pro 2, the most frustrating computer experience I've had in my whole life, so I want to get rid of it.
    Thinking about a solution to my dilemma I came across a totally weird solution: buy (another!!!) MS device: a second hand Surface 2.
    IE on the SP2 works rather well, very fast and it shows me the web-pages as they're supposed to be seen.
    So, the Surface 2 should do the same, shouldn't it? Will it be significatly slower? Am I overseing any drawbacks?

    Thx,
    reach
     
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    I do 90% of my Web Surfing on my Surface 2, it works really well but there are a few sites that cause it to bog down such as the Huffington Post.
     
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    Thank you. In this case, I'd be curious how the SP2 renders that page. Could you please give me the exact link? Is it www.huffingtonpost.com/‎ ?
     
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    It is usually some article a peer is linking to in Social Media or Social Aggregator, but on the SP2 IE struggles as well but with 8GB of RAM it handles the Flash Cr@p Ads better...

    But your link is the root, click on some articles and you'll see, they love rollover Ads, Video Ads, etc...
     

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