UL Corporation today announces that two new benchmark tests that will
soon be coming to PCMark 10. The first is our eagerly awaited PCMark 10
battery life benchmark. The second is a new benchmark test based on
Microsoft Office applications.
PCMark 10 Battery Life benchmark
Battery life is one of the most important criteria for choosing a laptop, but consumers and businesses alike find it hard to compare systems fairly. The challenge, of course, is that battery life depends on how the device is used. Unfortunately, manufacturers’ claims are often based on unrealistic scenarios that don’t reflect typical use. Figures for practical, day-to-day battery life, which are usually much lower, are rarely available.