HP Spectre X360 Ultrabook Review: Sleek, Sexy, Convertible

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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

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The HP Spectre X360 put up some excellent numbers relative to its competition. The system's fast Samsung M.2 SSD gave it an edge over the Dell XPS 13 in all three tests, though we saw the largest delta in the "Work Accelerated" portion of the benchmark.

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