MobileMark 2014, the latest version of the premier performance-qualified battery life benchmark for notebook PCs becomes fitter, more focused and flexible than ever.
San Mateo, California – October, 28, 2014 – MobileMark 2014, the latest version of the premier performance-qualified battery life metric based on real world applications was released today by the Business Application Performance Corporation (BAPCo), a non-profit consortium of leading PC hardware, software and semiconductor manufacturers.
MobileMark 2014 extends the MobileMark family, alongside SYSmark & TabletMark, which have been widely accepted by IT Managers, PC OEMs, press and analysts worldwide. It provides commercial and government IT decision makers, media, analysts, retailers, channel buyers, system integrators, hardware and software developers an objective, easy-to-use tool to evaluate the performance-qualified battery life of notebook PCs across the wide range of activities that a user may encounter.
The new release of MobileMark has a lightning fast installation with a 30% reduced footprint from included USB media installs in just 50%* of the time of its predecessor. MobileMark 2014 boasts new and updated applications, reflecting the latest usage patterns of business users in the areas of office productivity and media creation & consumption. Unlike benchmarks that only measure battery life, MobileMark measures battery life and performance simultaneously, showing how well a system design addresses the inherent tradeoffs between performance and power management.
MobileMark 2014 is the fittest release with its revised main GUI interface and 3rd generation auto-configuration tool. The updated configuration tool executes automatically as part of the benchmark run, dramatically reducing occurrence of setup related errors, and helping to ensure consistent, repeatable results. MobileMark 2014 also supports connected standby. Reporting is enhanced with improved Full Disclosure Report (FDR) formatting that emphasizes scoring and reference machine comparisons. As with SYSmark 2014, a new unified 32 & 64-bit codebase exists for both OS environments.
More focused than ever, MobileMark 2014 reflects usage patterns of business users in the areas of office productivity and media creation. It is a ground-up development and features the latest and most popular applications from each of their respective fields. Lower minimum system requirements ensure that MobileMark 2014 runs on broader categories of notebook PC systems.
Flexible licensing options are now available for small business to enterprise organizations running 32 or 64-bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Qualified government agency members may receive discounted or complimentary software through the BAPCo Government Network.
BAPCo’s MobileMark 2014 builds upon its predecessors, utilizing the strongest and broadest development team in PC benchmark history. BAPCo’s membership represents the breadth of the computing industry and harnesses a consortium of experts.
BAPCo’s MobileMark 2014 is available from resellers and directly from BAPCo at bapco.com.
*Installation time and run-time will vary according to the system under test.
The Business Applications Performance Corporation (BAPCo) is a non-profit consortium of leading independent testing labs, PC hardware manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers and software publishers. Current BAPCo membership includes: ACER, ARCintuition, ChinaByte, Compal, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, Intel, LC Future Center, Lenovo, Microsoft, Quanta Computer, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Western Digital, and Wistron. BAPCo is also proud to work with trusted advisors such as CNET Networks China and ZOL.com.cn. Any organization interested in contributing to the consortium’s goals and purposes are invited to join BAPCo.
BAPCo, SYSmark, MobileMark and TabletMark are registered trademarks of the Business Applications Performance Corporation. All other names mentioned are trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
John Peterson, 408-768-2164