- 10-28-2012, 12:05 AM #1
I am on my second Surface RT (first one had a dead pixel), so I have been able to confirm this on two separate tablets.
Web pages with heavy content, such as Engadget.com and theverge.com load very slowly in the browser. I tested this numerous times against my other tablets (Nexus 7, iPad 3, Galaxy Note 10.1) and on different wifi connections and the results are the same. It's almost frustratingly slow.
I know Microsoft will probably issue an update that helps with this, but I was under the impression that IE 10 was supposed to be really fast and that has not been my experience.
Are other people experiencing the same thing?
- 10-28-2012, 12:20 AM #2
I'll be honest, I've found the opposite! I'm finding IE 10 is MUCH faster that my other devices. I even find it on par with chrome on my laptop on some site!
EDIT: I did however find flash to be dreadfully slow and buggy! (tried using webassign and it was a terrible experience)
- 10-28-2012, 12:30 AM #3
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- 10-28-2012, 01:13 AM #8
I came here to see if others were having a similar experience, but I have already done extensive trial and error testing. I have applied all available updates to the tablet, restarted several times, connected to different wifi access points, and duplicated this issue on two separate tablets. There's nothing arbitrary about my conclusion.
- 10-28-2012, 01:19 AM #9
What kind of load times are you getting? Only thing I can think of is maybe you have a lot of tasks running or stuff being downloaded. I'm the only person using my internet right now so maybe its just cause you have a few people trying to access the internet.
- 10-28-2012, 01:27 AM #10
I think when I was using the surface and only the surface, the page load times seemed like an eternity. I'm used to Chrome with adblock.
I'm the only one on my wifi with ~20 mbps download (tested on speedtest.net on the surface). I don't have a lot of apps running, either. I was testing this after a fresh boot.
Every once in a while, though, a page will hang while loading and take significantly longer. Engadget, during one of my tests, took over 40 seconds on the Surface. It only took 13 on the iPad. The next time I tested it on the Surface, it loaded up in just over 10. It's almost like IE gets stuck loading some element.
10-28-2012, 01:36 AM #11
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Mine definitely feels slower then other devices. But my biggest leave is the back button. It takes to long to load the last page which is cached at this point. Its not like its even loading the last page and refreshing it. Example on this forum I read a thread go back. Wait for the list of threads to load again. Its the same cached page ,if I refresh I can see the thread marked as read and new threads with comments.
Either it needs to be refreshing when you press back to justify the time. Or loading the cached last page much much quicker.
- 10-28-2012, 03:59 AM #12
To the OP, your right. I've been having issues as well. I don't actually think it is flash related as much as just many large image related. Theverge loads fast on my phone and nexus 7. However in ie10 metro it loads incredibly slow. The odd thing is, once it is loaded, scrolling and pinch to zoom is perfect. Very fast, fluid, and the surface maintains a very high framerate while scrolling and moving loaded images around. I really think a software update needs to be issued in order to address initial image and video loading. Sites with fewer images and animations load very quickly.
And to the poster above me, yes! Going back a page takes way too long. Its silly.
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10-28-2012, 07:36 AM #14
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I've noticed when uploading to skydrive my upload was waaaaay slower than my connection actually Is or even sending large emails, makes me think something is up with the WiFi speed on the tablet, I don't think its ie but I have great signal not sure why its slow.
10-28-2012, 02:49 PM #16
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Engadget loads slow for me as well but TheVerge is really quick! On my phone, I got used to opening new threads/topics by holding down and opening in another page so it wouldn't have to reload the previous page when I pressed back. It's become a habit now and I carried it over to my Surface.
- 10-29-2012, 10:44 PM #21
The point is that web page loading performance is not what I was expecting based on the hype around IE 10. ****, it's not even up to par with some current offerings.
I really like my Surface, but this is something that needs to be addressed. With fewer apps to choose from, the browser HAS to be good, as that's our only portal to some services.
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- 10-30-2012, 12:22 AM #24
I get an error on engadget about a script that's taking too long to load, but that's the only problem I've encountered so far.
Overall IE10 feels like it outperforms Chrome on my Samsung GTab 10.1 running android 4.1.1
- 10-30-2012, 12:47 AM #25
Yeah. There's a Java Script that hangs too long on Engadget. The Verge and other sites load up quite quickly for me.
@FragProvider FYI, you can use Fanboy adblock and other TPLs. You have to set them in IE desktop through Manage add-ons. Scroll down to Tracking Protection and just add them.