Items tagged with MobileMark

Now is undeniably not the time to ignore the mobile market. Consider some statistics that explain why. According to market research firm IDC, tablet shipments are up more than 300 percent year-over-year, while eReader shipments are up 167 percent. Smartphones are everywhere you look, and it seems that all chip makers want to talk about is the mobile market. Welcome to the age of mobile computing. BAPCo (Business Application Performance Corporation), maker of SYSMark, hopes to lead the welcome committee, but it wants your help. The company today announced it has begun developing TabletMark, which as you can surmise by the name is a benchmark for tablets. So what does BAPCo want from you? "With... Read more...
How many times have you perused a notebook review here or elsewhere on the net, taken an educated look at the manufacturers' claimed battery life specifications and thought to yourself, "yeah right"?  Let's be real now, shall we?  Most times our Tech Editors here at HotHardware find that a many notebooks fall well short of specified expected battery life.  And only a select few of the major players are smart enough to use careful wording like "up to 6 hours" of battery life or just specify battery capacity in mAh (milliamp hour) numbers.  Smart HotHardware readers know that in reality, battery life often falls well short of what manufacturers will either specify directly or... Read more...