Another bonus about the lo-fi surfing is that it can be more productive by providing less distractions to draw you away from your purpose for being there.
Imagine being able to shop amazon.com and get just what you went there for and not everything else they threw images at you. It's faster and cheaper to use the mobile version. It's not image free, but there is a lot less of the extras trying to sell you a whole kitchen when you went there just for a cookbook. Great way to keep impulse shopping under control.