WiFi speed vs web page loads

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  1. weamish

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    My ipad and laptop have similar speed test results (about 40mbps). Any idea why web pages load much faster on the laptop than the ipad? Thanks! ...Steve
     
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    Because all but the slowest laptops are faster than all but the fastest tablets. Not wi-fi, but actual ability to render and display things, like web pages.

    Probably. Not definitively. There are other factors.
     
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    Thanks. I assume some tablets are faster than others when it comes to page rendering? Which specs would address this? Processor speed?
     
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    GPU (Graphics Processor Unit), mostly. The software also plays a big roll, with the efficiency of the javascript engine. When Safari is working correctly it is reasonably fast, for a tablet browser.

    Third party browser should be updating to be faster, soon. The faster version of the rendering engine that Safari uses was not available to them until recently.
     
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    Any particular third-party browser?
     
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    No. I havn't been paying attention to updates, or plans for updates on third party browsers. Mostly because I rarely use them unless Safari does not work for a specific site I need. And that's rare.
     

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