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    benchmark testing?

    Ive got 8 demo laptops to compare, on TheRegister.co.uk etc they do nice benchmark tests with graphs comparing everyithng from battery life to cpu etc.

    What software do they use for this please?

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    The only benchmark programs I have seen them use are PCMark 7 and PowerMark.

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    perfect, thanks. Wasnt willing to pay 100 bucks for something im going to use for 1 day only..

    *cancels keygen download*

    Does one of them let me plot all 5 laptops against each other rather than comparing with relevent specs etc?

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    Not sure, you'll probably have to do it manually.

    I think the BOINC client for distributed computing has some benchmarks in it to but they are all pretty limited to exactly what they are testing for. Larger metrics like responsiveness and Wi-Fi Antenna quality are things you'd want to test separately.

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    Here are a few more that may want to try...

    Browsers
    JavaScript - BrowserMark, Kraken (Mozilla), Octane (Google), SunSpider
    Rendering - Bubbles, Maze Solver, Fish Bowl
    WebGL - Solar System, Cubes

    Battery - PowerMark, MobileMark 2012
    Compression - 7-Zip
    Encryption - TrueCrypt
    GPU - 3DMark, FurMark, FRAPS
    Processor - AIDA64, Prime95, CineBench (also OpenGL), Intel Burn Test
    Sound Card - Rightmark Audio Analyzer
    SSDs & HDDs - CrystalDiskMark, AS-SSD, Anvil's Storage Utilities, HDTune, ATTO, IOMeter
    Video Encoding - x264 FHD Benchmark or x264 HD Benchmark

    I compiled this list by looking at what websites like AnandTech, TechReport, TweakTown use.

    PCMark 7 is run to get an overall idea of how the system performs as a whole. It tests all aspects of the PC and puts a score on how well it performs overall. In this test, a low scoring area can affect the overall score, so it's important to read the analysis. A higher score is better.

    MobileMark 2012 is another test run to get a feeling for the system performance taken as a whole. MobileMark 2012 uses real-world applications as part of the benchmark. We use the Office Productivity suite which includes applications like Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Word. The test also reports battery life as all tests are run on battery. Higher is better for both results.

    CrystalDiskMark is run to put a number on how well the system hard disk drive / SSD runs. It measures five different metrics, of which higher is better for all. The higher the numbers, the snappier the operating system will feel, especially if the "4K" number is high, as most operating system files are small files.

    Battery Life
    PowerMark is used to measure battery life of the system when set to "Balanced" and "Performance" power plans. This test simulates several different activities, but uses custom built applications. (Source)

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    wow loads there thanks. Also got a notification about windows 8 battery which is a great tool but it seems to have disappeared?

    edit: just realised it wasnt here it was in the win8 tips thread !
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