Why is the Surface as Fast as It Is? Why Not Faster?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface General Discussion' started by Arctherus, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. Arctherus

    Arctherus New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2012
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I find it strange the surface is much slower(perhaps much is too strong. Speeds are noticeably slower) in retrospect compared to its other 1.4 ghz terga 3 brothers as far as things like HTML 5 and things of similar nature. Is it simply they need to optimize it more or what other factors play a part in this?
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2012
  2. mrasmussen

    mrasmussen New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2012
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Rochester NY
    How are you determining the tablet is slower than other tablets with similar hardware? My experience with web browsing and email is this is the best tablet I've seen for those tasks.
     
  3. Revans310

    Revans310 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2012
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Lawndale, CA
    Of all the Tablets I've owned this is the slowest for web browsing everything else is ok.
     
  4. leeshor

    leeshor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Messages:
    5,071
    Likes Received:
    877
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Norcross, GA
    My Device:
    SPro4
    Internet Explorer has never been known to be a speed demon. I'm fairly certain it will get better with updates.
     
  5. guitar1969

    guitar1969 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Actually it is a known issue that the Surface is not using all the cores of Tegra 3 for multitasking.AMD has admitted it. It will take some time but we should see some speed increases in general. We have already seen improvements in a few updates.
     
  6. Arctherus

    Arctherus New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2012
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Guitar gave an answer Im looking for. I figured the optimization for all cores hasn't quite up there yet. I hope with as frequent as the surface is updated we will see the speeds really speed up. I made the switch from an iPad and haven't looked back since. I love the surface!
     
  7. Revans310

    Revans310 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2012
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Lawndale, CA
    Good reply Guitar...Should of said of all the Tablets I've owned this one is the Keeper. :)
     
  8. mrasmussen

    mrasmussen New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2012
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Rochester NY
    did you compare the same website on the surface to say an iPad? im just interested in knowing why you think browsing is slower than other tabs, from my experience the Surface has the best browsing the internet experience of all the tabs ive used. ive never compared the speed of the browsers through.
     
  9. bosamar

    bosamar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2012
    Messages:
    1,453
    Likes Received:
    78
    Trophy Points:
    48
    My Device:
    RT
    Don't forget your wifi connection has a lot to do with your speed too.
     
  10. mrasmussen

    mrasmussen New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2012
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Rochester NY
    I'm just not sure where they are getting the opinion that browsing on the Surface is slow. Other than browsing to the same page on the same wifi with the tablets next to each other, I don't know how you would know this.
     
  11. Revans310

    Revans310 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2012
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Lawndale, CA
    Well on my Wife's iPad visiting Google+ web site on the iPad it loads fast but on the surface it's slow and most sites just seem to take to little time to load.
     
  12. mrasmussen

    mrasmussen New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2012
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Rochester NY
    I have three tablets on my desk, ipad 2, moto xoom and surface, maybe I'll try the same test...
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

microsoft surface