Mark Hattersley for Macworld UK:
Independent benchmark tests by Futuremark have revealed that Microsoft’s Surface tablet is surprisingly slow at web browsing.
When run through the Peacekeeper: Universal Browser Test, the Microsoft Surface speed test came out at just 348, almost third of the result from the new Apple iPad 4′s score of 951.
The Surface also scored slower than the Apple iPad mini (515), Nexus 7 (489) and even last year’s Apple iPhone 4S model (438). In fact, the Microsoft Surface only just beat the Eee Pad Transformer Prime (344).