BAPCo® Extends Support to Microsoft Windows® 8 with Mobile Mark® 2012 v1.5 & SYSmark® 2012 v1.5

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BAPCo® Extends Support to Microsoft Windows® 8 with MobileMark® 2012 1.5 & SYSmark® 2012 1.5

The latest versions of the premier performance-qualified battery life benchmark & performance benchmark to support Windows 8.

San Mateo, California – October, 9, 2012 – MobileMark® 2012 1.5, the latest version of the premier performance-qualified battery life metric and SYSmark® 2012 1.5, the premier performance metric that measures and compares PC performance based on real world applications were released today by the Business Application Performance Corporation (BAPCo®), a non-profit consortium of leading computing industry companies.

The 1.5 versions extend support to Microsoft Windows* 8 further enhancing the original 2012 releases which have been widely accepted by IT Managers, PC OEMs, press and analysts worldwide.

BAPCo benchmarks provide commercial and government IT decision makers, retailers, media, channel buyers, consultants, component designers, hardware designers, and manufacturers with objective, easy-to-use tools to evaluate system performance and performance-qualified battery life.

MobileMark & SYSmark are application-based benchmarks that reflect usage patterns of business users in a wide range of activities that a user may encounter.

Unlike synthetic benchmarks, which artificially drive components to peak capacity or attempt to deduce performance using a static simulation of application behavior, BAPCo benchmarks use real applications, user workloads and data sets in an effort to more closely reflect the performance and/or battery life a user might expect when performing similar workloads. For these reasons and more, BAPCo benchmarks are the de facto standard for PC OEMs, hardware and software developers, IT departments, system integrators, publishers and testing labs as well as information technologists and computer industry analysts.

The new 1.5 editions build upon BAPCo’s 20-year history of building benchmarks to evaluate platform technologies. Benchmarks designed by BAPCo are the result of cooperative development between companies representing the breadth of the computing industry. They harness a consortium of knowledge to better reflect the computing trends of today and tomorrow.

Ordering Information:

MobileMark 2012 1.5 and SYSmark 2012 1.5 are available from resellers and directly from BAPCo. Please visit www.bapcostore.com or www.bapco.com for further information.

About BAPCo®

The Business Applications Performance Corporation (BAPCo) is a non-profit consortium of leading independent testing labs, PC OEMs, PC component manufacturers and software publishers. Current BAPCo membership includes: ACER, ARCintuition, ChinaByte, Compal, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba. BAPCo is also proud to work with trusted advisors such as, CNET Networks China and ZOL.com.cn.

For more information, visit www.bapco.com and www.bapcostore.com

*BAPCo, SYSmark and MobileMark are registered trademarks of the Business Applications Performance Corporation. *Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other names mentioned are trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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