BAPCo® RELEASES MobileMark®2005
San Mateo, California - May 26th, 2005 - The latest version of the premier
notebook battery life and performance under battery life metric based on
real world applications was released today by BAPCo®. The Business
Application Performance Corporation (BAPCo) is a non-profit consortium of
leading computer industry publications, independent testing labs, PC
hardware manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers and software publishers.
Recognizing the increasing diversity in the use of notebook computing, BAPCo
has delivered two new additional test modules to MobileMark 2005, DVD and
Wireless browsing. These new modules are provided in addition to the
existing core Office productivity and Reader run modes.
The new DVD module is the first DVD playback battery life test to feature
professionally authored, studio quality content which has been provided by
BMW®. This content together with the DVD module allows users to evaluate the
DVD playback time of a notebook (see white paper for further details).
The new Wireless browsing module allows users to measure web browsing
battery life in a wireless environment. This is the first standardized test
to measure battery life in a mobile PC under wireless connectivity.
MobileMark 2005 also features a new GUI (Graphical User Interface) and a new
pre-run analysis tool to ensure correct system setup and to minimize errors.
BAPCo's MobileMark® 2005 builds upon its predecessors utilizing the
strongest and broadest development team in PC benchmark history. BAPCo's
depth of membership represents the breadth of the computing industry and
harnesses a consortium of experts.
BAPCo benchmarks are used by PC OEMs, hardware and software developers, IT
departments, system integrators, publishers and testing labs as well as
Information technologists and computer industry analysts.
BAPCo's MobileMark 2005 Software and Hardware Requirements:
- Windows® XP with Service Pack 2, 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended), DVD
drive and 3.0 GB free hard space for installation and an additional 1.0 GB
during each run.
- The Wireless browsing module also requires a network supporting TCP/IP
that is routed to an additional PC running the included MobileMark® 2005
Wireless Server CD.
MobileMark 2005 supports the following non-English language XP operating
system versions: Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, French, German, Italian,
Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.
BAPCo's MobileMark 2005 is available for $499.95 USD. Registered users (for
a limited time period) may upgrade for $399.95 USD. Please visit
http://www.bapco.com/ for further details.
MobileMark 2005 is distributed by Futuremark, a leading provider of PC
performance benchmarking software and web services.
The Business Applications Performance Corporation (BAPCo) is a non-profit
consortium of leading computer industry publications, independent testing
labs, PC hardware manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers and software
publishers. Current BAPCo membership includes: AMD, Atheros Communications,
ATi Technologies, ARCintuition, CNET, Computer Shopper, Dell,
Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Seagate, Toshiba, Transmeta, VNU
Business Publications Limited (UK), ZDNet, and Ziff Davis Media.
About Our Distributor, Futuremark® Corporation:
Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of computer performance
analysis software and services. Futuremark® is known around the world for
its benchmark products, including the 3DMark® Series and PCMark® (with more
than 30 million copies distributed worldwide) and value-added services
powered by a database of over 11 million real life benchmarking results.
Futuremark® maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland.
For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com.
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