I have a Windows 7 computer with Firefox and Chrome on my WiFi network. Chrome is slow. I open a new tab and then enter a url and it takes > 10 sec before the page starts to load. In Firefox, no delays. However, once the page does start to load, it loads at the same normal, fast, speed in both browsers.
I have no Chrome plugins or anything like that, I tried emptying my history, cookies, etc.