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Category: TouchXPRT Press Releases

BenchmarkXPRT Development Community releases the “Exploring TouchXPRT 2016” white paper

Durham, NC, March 28 – The BenchmarkXPRT Development Community, administered by Principled Technologies (PT), is pleased to announce the release of the “Exploring TouchXPRT 2016” white paper. The white paper discusses the details of the TouchXPRT 2016 benchmark, including the development process, new features, descriptions of its component tests and workloads, and how the benchmark calculates individual workload and overall scores. The paper also shows how to submit test results and automate testing.

Interested parties can download the white paper at www.BenchmarkXPRT.com/whitepapers.

To learn more about TouchXPRT and download the benchmark, please visit TouchXPRT.com.

To learn more about and join the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community, go to www.BenchmarkXPRT.com.

About Principled Technologies, Inc.
Principled Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of technology marketing and learning & development services.

Principled Technologies, Inc. is located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. For more information, please visit www.principledtechnologies.com.

Company Contact
Eric Hale
Principled Technologies, Inc.
1007 Slater Road, Suite #300
Durham, NC 27703

XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight Shines on the Samsung Galaxy S7

DURHAM, NC–(Marketwired – March 24, 2016) – Principled Technologies (PT) is pleased to announce that this week’s XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight features one of 2016’s most anticipated phones, the Samsung Galaxy S7.

Each week, the XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight highlights a different tech device and posts its PT-verified BenchmarkXPRT performance results and specs online, so buyers everywhere can have the facts they need to make smart buying decisions.

The US version of the Samsung Galaxy S7, released on March 11, combines a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and an Adreno 530 GPU with a 5.1″ screen and 1440 x 2560 display resolution. BatteryXPRT for Android 2014, MobileXPRT 2015, and WebXPRT 2015 scores provide insight into the Galaxy S7’s performance and battery life during everyday tasks.

XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight, which debuted February 16, makes it easier for consumers to shop for a new laptop, smartphone, tablet, or PC. Recent devices include the Apple iPad Pro, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, and the Google Pixel C. See the full list of available devices on the XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight page.

Vendors interested in having their devices featured in the XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight should check out the vendor’s page for more details.

About Principled Technologies, Inc.

Principled Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of technology marketing and learning & development services. It administers the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community.

Principled Technologies, Inc. is located in Durham, North Carolina, in NC’s Research Triangle Park region. For more information, please visit www.PrincipledTechnologies.com.

Company Contact
Eric Hale
Principled Technologies, Inc.
1007 Slater Road, Suite 300
Durham, NC 27703

BenchmarkXPRT Development Community releases TouchXPRT 2016, a benchmark for web-enabled devices

DURHAM, NC–(Marketwired – February 16, 2016) – The BenchmarkXPRT Development Community, administered by Principled Technologies (PT), is pleased to announce the release of the TouchXPRT 2016 benchmark. TouchXPRT 2016 is a free benchmark tool for evaluating the performance of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile devices. TouchXPRT 2016 runs tests based on five everyday scenarios (Beautify Photos, Blend Photos, Convert Videos for Sharing, Create Music Podcast, and Create Slideshow from Photos) and produces results for each of the five test scenarios plus an overall score.

To learn more about TouchXPRT 2016 and download the benchmark, please visit TouchXPRT.com. TouchXPRT 2016 is also available as a free Windows app in the Microsoft Store.

To learn more about and join the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community, go to www.BenchmarkXPRT.com.

About Principled Technologies, Inc.
Principled Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of technology marketing and learning & development services.

Principled Technologies, Inc. is located in Durham, North Carolina, in NC’s Research Triangle Park region. For more information, please visit www.PrincipledTechnologies.com.

Company Contact
Eric Hale
Principled Technologies, Inc.
1007 Slater Road, Suite #300
Durham, NC 27703

TouchXPRT and WebXPRT benchmarks now available!

The BenchmarkXPRT Development Community, which Principled Technologies (PT) administers, is pleased to announce the release of the TouchXPRT 2013 and WebXPRT 2013 benchmarks.

TouchXPRT 2013 is a benchmark for evaluating the capabilities of Windows 8 and Windows RT devices. TouchXPRT runs tests based on five user scenarios (Beautify photo album, Prepare photos for sharing, Convert videos for sharing, Export podcast to MP3, and Create slideshow from photos) and produces results for each of the five test scenarios plus an overall score.

WebXPRT 2013 is a browser-based multi-platform benchmark that uses representative Web-user scenarios to compare the performance of almost any Web-enabled device. It contains four HTML5- and JavaScript-based workloads: Photo Effects, Face Detect, Stocks Dashboard, and Offline Notes. Because the workloads are all HMTL5 based, they run on a wide variety of devices and operating systems—from iPad tablets to Android phones to Windows computers. In addition to scores, WebXPRT 2013 gives a report on the HTML5 capabilities of a device.

The benchmarks are now available to all from http://www.TouchXPRT.com andhttp://www.WebXPRT.com. Prior to today’s public release, the benchmarks were available exclusively to members of the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community and were used in multiple media reviews to evaluate a wide range of devices.

Members of the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community significantly influenced the development of the benchmarks by providing feedback on the initial design specifications and participating in beta testing. To learn how you can participate in the development of future versions of our benchmarks and stay up to date on the latest information, visit our Web site or look for us on Facebook and Twitter.

About the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community
The BenchmarkXPRT Development Community is a forum through which interested parties can contribute to the ongoing evolution of the BenchmarkXPRT suite of benchmarks. Community members play a vital role in ensuring that benchmarks such as HDXPRT, TouchXPRT, and WebXPRT incorporate the latest in the field of user-experience benchmarking and meet the needs and interests of a range of individuals and organizations.

About Principled Technologies, Inc.
Principled Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of fact-based marketing and technology assessment services. The founders, Mark Van Name and Bill Catchings, have worked together in technology assessment for over 25 years. As journalists, they published over a thousand articles on a wide array of technology subjects. They created and led the Ziff-Davis Benchmark Operation, which developed such industry-standard benchmarks as Ziff Davis Media’s Winstone and WebBench. They have also co-founded or led several other technology testing firms, including ZD Labs, eTesting Labs, and VeriTest.

Principled Technologies, Inc. is located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. For more information, please visit http://www.principledtechnologies.com.

Company Contact
Eric Hale
Principled Technologies, Inc.
1007 Slater Road
Suite 300
Durham, NC 27703
ehale@principledtechnologies.com
www.principledtechnologies.com

New benchmark to evaluate touch-based devices

Principled Technologies (PT) and the HDXPRT Development Community, which PT administers, are pleased to announce a new touch computing benchmark.

 
This benchmark, which the community will be developing, will evaluate the capabilities of touch-based computing devices. “As popular as touch-based devices already are,” said Bill Catchings, Chief Technology Officer of PT, “the market is still in its infancy, and today’s offerings differ widely in performance and responsiveness. The new benchmark will provide a fair and consistent basis for comparing tablets and other touch devices.”

Community feedback will shape the new benchmark. The first operating system it will support is Microsoft Windows 8 with Metro, so the development lifecycle of the initial version will be on a fast track. The benchmark’s public release will coincide with the launch of Windows 8.

“We invite all interested parties to participate in the creation, evaluation, and testing of this new benchmark,” Catchings said. Anyone can participate in the Development program by paying a nominal fee ($20) to register as a member of the HDXPRT Development Community. Community members have the opportunity to help shape future versions of both benchmarks. To register for the HDXPRT Development Community and begin participating in the creation process of the new benchmark, go to http://www.hdxprt.com/ and select ‘Register for HDXPRT’ in the right-hand navigation menu.

You can learn more about the new benchmark and the HDXPRT Development Community by visiting with us at CES. Bill Catchings will be at the show from Tuesday, January 10 through Friday, January 13 and is available for meetings. For more information or to set up an appointment with him, email us at hdxprt_CES@principledtechnologies.com.

To see the latest information on the benchmark’s development, visit http://www.hdxprt.com/touch.

About Principled Technologies, Inc.
Principled Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of fact-based marketing and technology assessment services. The founders, Mark Van Name and Bill Catchings, have worked together in technology assessment for over 25 years. As journalists, they published over a thousand articles on a wide array of technology subjects. They created and led the Ziff-Davis Benchmark Operation, which developed such industry-standard benchmarks as Ziff Davis Media’s Winstone and WebBench. They have also co-founded or led several other technology firms including ZD Labs, eTesting Labs, and VeriTest.

Principled Technologies, Inc. is located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. For more information, please visit http://www.principledtechnologies.com.

Company Contact
Eric Hale
Principled Technologies, Inc.
1007 Slater Road
Suite 300
Durham, NC 27703
ehale@principledtechnologies.com
www.principledtechnologies.com

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