An interesting observation. I'm on the Asus Chromebook Flip. It has the Rockchip ARM processor. If I look up that processor it states that it is ready to display 4K content. My flip stutters badly on 4K youtube videos. So does the Asus Chromebox with 12G Ram. So does the 2008 Core2 Duo iMac. However, my Toshiba Encore 2 tablet with 1G Ram running Windows 10 will play 4k video flawlessly with the Edge Browser. The iMac will do pretty good with Firefox but not with Chrome. The Toshiba tablet is the lowest scoring device on Octane tests.
I had pretty much decided that none of my computers were powerful enough. My internet speed is MORE than good enough. I was up in the middle of the night and tried tablet as kind of a joke and was shocked that this device which only supports the slower N level network can play 4k with no stutters. On devices where I can try multiple browsers, Firefox seems to come in second with Edge browser being the best. At least on Windows 10. I can't try edge on anything else. My son's gaming computer also does fine with Edge but not Chrome.
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