When you’re looking to buy new technology – whether it’s a smartphone, a tablet, or a computer – it’s often hard to figure out which option is best. The BenchmarkXPRT tools, the XPRTs, are here to help. The XPRTs can help you see how different devices will really behave for you, so when you go out shopping, you have reliable data about how competing devices perform. If you want data about how your current device will compare to others, you can even test your device with the XPRTs and compare it against others we’ve tested.
The BenchmarkXPRT tools are a set of apps that give you the power to test how well devices do the kinds of things you do every day. The BenchmarkXPRT tools at your disposal currently include:
In the tech biz, many people refer to these tools as “benchmarks.” That means they’re designed to test a wide range of devices on a level playing field. When you look at results from XPRTs, you get unbiased, fair product comparison information.
The BenchmarkXPRT Development Community is a forum where registered members can contribute to the process of creating and improving the XPRTs. If you are not currently a community member, we encourage you to join! (And yes, that means you – our community is open to everyone, from software developers to interested consumers.) Not only will you get early releases of future versions of the XPRTs, you’ll also be able to download the source code (available to members only) and influence the future of the apps. Register now!
Without the community, the XPRTs would not be possible. Community members can do all of the following and more:
Participation is open to everyone. You do not have to be a developer; in fact, we need perspectives from people who are just learning about these sorts of things. If you have interest and an opinion, you’re welcome to join. See the “How do I join the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community?” section for details.
As a BenchmarkXPRT Development Community member, you’ll be able to post in the community forums, where you can share your thoughts and opinions on the XPRTs with other members, and you’ll receive a monthly newsletter updating you on all the XPRT news. You’ll have access to community previews and Beta versions of the tools before they go out to the general public; the source code for all the tools; and an ongoing opportunity to shape their futures.
For a small one-time fee of $20, you can join the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community. If you are associated with a company that has a professional interest in benchmark results, you may qualify for free membership. Get the details and join the community here.
Principled Technologies, Inc. (PT) is a leading provider of technology assessment and fact-based marketing services. The founders, Mark Van Name and Bill Catchings, have worked together in technology assessment for over 28 years. As journalists, they published over a thousand articles on a wide array of technology subjects. They created and led the Ziff-Davis Benchmark Operation, which developed such industry-standard benchmarks as Ziff Davis Media’s Winstone and WebBench. They have also co-founded or led several other testing firms, including ZD Labs, eTesting Labs, and VeriTest. In their eleven years at PT, they have continued to collaborate with each other and the rest of the highly qualified staff to create the best technology assessment and fact-based marketing firm in the world. You can learn more by visiting the Principled Technologies home page.
Principled Technologies is the publisher of the XPRT family of benchmarks. As administrator of the Community, PT:
Intel is a sponsor and member of the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community, and contributes to the development process of the XPRT family of benchmarks.
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Finally, if you have a question we didn’t answer, you can email us at BenchmarkXPRTsupport@principledtechnologies.com.