Bapco MobileMark 2012 1.5
Version and / or Patch Used: 2012 1.5
Developer Homepage: http://www.bapco.com
Test Homepage: http://www.bapco.com
MobileMark 2012 1.5 is an application-based benchmark that reflects usage patterns of business users in the areas of office productivity, media creation, and media consumption. Unlike benchmarks that only measure battery life, MobileMark 2012 measures battery life and performance simultaneously, showing how well a system design addresses the inherent tradeoffs between performance and power management.
For the last month, we laid off publishing the power and thermal tests in the reviews, and we heard about it. Our logging multimeter doesn't like Windows 8, so we're working on getting an update, and we're in the middle of a move to a new notebook with Windows 8 and DEVSLP support.
Until we have all of the little bugs worked out, we're just publishing the MobileMark results with our older W530 notebook so we can still publish the results. When we get the new system working, we'll publish a separate article with all of the updated results with DEVSLP working.
Our chart is a bit crowded, but it's easy to spot the Toshiba Q Series Pro, it's the one that performed the best on the chart. The power on time was within a few minutes of the OCZ Vertex 460 and SanDisk Extreme II, but it was still better than the others on the chart.