Does using terminal-based text browsers provide significant improvements in browsing speed?

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http://askubuntu.com – I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I know two methods to access the web-pages through terminal. They are lynx and elinks. When I tried to use them to access web-pages from terminal, I didn't seem to get any improvements on browsing speed. I am not sure whether it's just normal or my Internet speed is slow. So what is the best way to access the web-page? Through terminal browsers or GUI browsers? And what are the benefits and limitations of using text based terminal browsers? (HowTos)