Acer Aspire S7-393 Review (2015): Refreshed With Intel's Broadwell

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PCMark 8 v2 Benchmarks

PCMark 8 v2 is the latest version in Futuremark’s series of popular PC benchmarking tools. It is designed to test the performance of all types of systems, from tablets to desktops. PCMark 8 offers five separate benchmark tests to help consumers find devices that offer the perfect combination of efficiency and performance for their particular use case.

This latest version of the suite improves the Home, Creative and Work benchmarks with new tests using popular open source applications for image processing, video editing and spreadsheets. A wide variety of workloads have also been added to the Work benchmark to better reflect the way PCs are used in enterprise environments. Though this is technically a "synthetic" benchmark, PCMark's trace-based workloads utilize real-world software and performance measurements. 

Futuremark PCMark 8 v2
Every day compute workload benchmarks

What's there to say?  In Futuremark PCMark 8, at least, Acer's laptop did the best on two of the three tests versus all the other lightweight laptops on our chart.  We somehow suspect PCMark 8 struggles in certain spots to capture RAID-based performance, as this laptop should be zooming along a lot more on its storage test compared to its single-SSD peers.

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