Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Ultrabook Review
PCMark 7 & 8
Futuremark’s PCMark 7 is a well-known benchmark tool that runs the system through ordinary tasks, including word processing and multimedia playback and editing. Graphics and processor power figure prominently in this benchmark, but graphics power doesn’t play as big a role here as it does in another Futuremark benchmark, 3DMark (which is designed for testing the system’s gaming capabilities).
The Yoga 2 Pro earned the second spot in our chart, coming in behind Toshiba’s KIRAbook which has a more powerful Core i7-3537U processor.
Futuremark recently launched PCMark 8, which has several built-in benchmark tests. The Home test measures a system's ability to handle basic tasks such as web browsing, writing, gaming, photo editing, and video chat. The Creative test offers similar types of tasks, but has more demanding requirements than the Home benchmark and is meant for mid-range and higher-end PCs. The Work test measures the performance of typical office PC systems that lack media capabilities. Finally, the Storage benchmark tests the performance of SSDs, HDDs and hybrid drives with traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and a selection of popular games.
We’re still building up our comparison numbers for PCMark 8 but as you can see from the chart above, the Yoga 2 Pro earned the top spot in the Storage component. It didn’t fare quite as well in the Home Accelerated or Work tests, but still remained competitive.