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A note about a recent CrXPRT update

A tester from Acer recently contacted us about an issue where CrXPRT was freezing indefinitely during the Photo Effects workload. We initially thought the problem was limited to a specific hardware platform or Chrome OS version, but soon discovered the issue was affecting all CrXPRT tests, regardless of the system. After quite a bit of [...]

WebXPRT passes another milestone!

We’re excited to see that users have successfully completed over 250,000 WebXPRT runs! From the original WebXPRT 2013 to the most recent version, WebXPRT 3, this tool has been popular with manufacturers, developers, consumers, and media outlets around the world because it’s easy to run, it runs quickly and on a wide variety of platforms, [...]

CrXPRT helps to navigate the changing Chromebook market

Some people envision Chromebooks as low-end, plastic-shelled laptops that large organizations buy in bulk because they’re inexpensive and easy to manage. While many sub-$200 Chromebooks are still available, the platform is no longer limited to budget chipsets and little memory. Consumers can now choose systems that feature up to 16 GB of RAM, 8th generation [...]

The WebXPRT 3 results calculation white paper is now available

As we’ve discussed in prior blog posts, transparency is a core value of our open development community. A key part of being transparent is explaining how we design our benchmarks, why we make certain development decisions, and how the benchmarks actually work. This week, to help WebXPRT 3 testers understand how the benchmark calculates results, [...]

More on the way for the XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight

In the coming months, we’ll continue to add more devices and helpful features to the XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight. We’re especially interested in adding data points and visual aids that make it easier to quickly understand the context of each device’s test scores. For instance, those of us who are familiar with WebXPRT 3 scores [...]

The XPRTs and GDPR

If you’re like me, your inbox has been receiving a constant stream of “updates to our privacy policy” messages from seemingly every company you’ve ever interacted with. The timing is not coincidental: most of the notifications are the result of companies taking steps to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which [...]