Wednesday, May 5

Chromes Unconventional Speed Tests Are Incredible, oh, and fake.

Chromes Unconventional Speed Tests Are Incredible - googlechrome - Gizmodo.

Okay, so here's Google's Chrome browser being speed tested against a potato gun, lightning, and...well... Paint sitting in a speaker (I guess that's supposed to be fast). It's an incredible commercial, I love the imagery. Oh, and as I posted earlier today Chrome beta 5 is fast as heck.

However the commercial is a lie. Maybe not all of it, but the loading of the pages is certainly bullshit.

Watch the commercial, watch it fullscreen, go ahead, I'll wait here.

Watch it! NOW.

The two url's that you can plainly see are not being loaded live. They are being loaded off of /Users/Kevin/Desktop....

Okay, so maybe it's not Kevin, but it's certainly a local load. I went to allrecepies.com with chrome earlier today, and it did load really really fast. But the test is done off of local cache.

If you are going to go to such elaborate "tests", use the real webpage. Not the local cache of one.

Like I said, love the commercial, browser is great, but come on..

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Shaun_R said...

Allrecipes is local. Pandora & Weather.com aren't.

Still a good ad.