Why is my rpi 3 more responsive than my jetson tk1?

As the title says, I’m wondering why my jetson feels a bit sluggish whenever I’m moving files, web browsing, extracting files, etc… compared to the rpi 3? How do I go about finding what to uninstall / install to fix this?

You could try using the “performance” CPU frequency governor:

http://elinux.org/Jetson/Performance#Maximizing_CPU_performance

If that doesn’t help, you can manually set CPU, GPU and EMC clocks higher following the instructions on that same wiki page…