Students of all ages will be starting a new school year over the next few weeks, and many learners will be shopping for tech devices that can help them excel in their studies. The tech marketplace can be confusing, and competing claims can be hard to navigate. The XPRTs are here to help! Whether you’re shopping for a new laptop, desktop, Chromebook, tablet, or phone, the XPRTs can provide reliable, industry-trusted performance scores that can cut through all the noise.
A good place to start looking
for scores is the WebXPRT 4 results viewer. The viewer displays WebXPRT 4 scores from almost
500 devices—including many hot new releases—and we’re adding new scores all the
time. To learn more about the viewer’s capabilities and how you can use it to
compare devices, check out this blog post.
Another resource we
offer is the XPRT results browser. The browser is the most efficient way to access the XPRT
results database, which currently holds more than 3,400 test results from over
140 sources, including major tech review publications around the world, OEMs,
and independent testers. It offers a wealth of current and historical
performance data across all of the XPRT benchmarks and hundreds of devices. You
can read more about how to use the results browser here.
Also, if you’re considering
a popular device, chances are good that a recent tech review includes an XPRT
score for that device. Two quick ways to find these reviews: (1) go to your
favorite tech review site and search for “XPRT” and (2) go to a search engine
and enter the device name and XPRT name (e.g. “Lenovo ThinkPad” and “WebXPRT”).
Here are a few recent tech reviews that use one of the XPRTs to evaluate a
- Notebookcheck used WebXPRT in reviews of the Acer Predator Helios 16, Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE, Apple MacBook Air 15 (M2, 2023), Google Pixel 7a, and in a recent article titled, “The Best Smartphones.”
- Gadgets360 used WebXPRT in reviews of the Apple Mac Mini (M2 Pro, 2023) and Apple MacBook Air 15 (M2, 2023).
- PCMag used CrXPRT 2 to review the Lenovo Flex 3 Chromebook, Acer Chromebook 315, and Acer Chromebook Vero 514.
- PCWorld used CrXPRT 2 in features called, “Best Chromebooks 2023: Best overall, best battery life, and more” and “The best laptops for kids: Best overall, best battery life, and more.”
- Tom’s Guide used HDXPRT 4 in reviews of the Alienware Aurora R15 and Dell XPS 8960 desktops.
The XPRTs can help back-to-school shoppers make better-informed and more confident tech purchases. As this school year begins, we hope you’ll find the data you need on our site or in an XPRT-related tech review. If you have any questions about the XPRTs, XPRT scores, or the results database please feel free to ask!
We’re excited to
announce that it’s been 10 years since the initial launch of WebXPRT! In early
2013, we introduced WebXPRT as a unique browser performance benchmark in a market
space that was already crowded with a variety of specialized measurement tools.
Our goal was to offer a benchmark that could compare the performance of almost
any web-enabled device, using scenarios created to mirror real-world tasks. We
wanted it to be a free, easily accessible, easy-to-run, useful, and appealing
testing option for OEM labs, vendors, and the tech press.
When we look back on
the last 10 years of WebXPRT, we can’t help but conclude that our efforts have
been successful. Since those early days, the WebXPRT market presence has grown
from humble beginnings into a worldwide industry standard. Hundreds of tech
press publications have used WebXPRT in thousands of articles and reviews, and testers
have now run the benchmark well over 1.1 million times.
Below, I’ve listed
some of the WebXPRT team’s accomplishments over the last decade. If you’ve been
following WebXPRT from the beginning, this may all be familiar, but if you’re
new to the community, it may be
interesting to see some of the steps that contributed to making WebXPRT what it
In future blog posts, we’ll look at how the number of WebXPRT runs has grown over time, and how WebXPRT use has grown among OEMs, vendors, and the tech press worldwide. Do you have any thoughts that you’d like to share from your WebXPRT testing experience? If so, let us know!
followed the XPRT blog for a while, you know that we occasionally update the
community on some of the reach metrics we track by publishing a new version of the
around the world” infographic. The metrics we track include completed test
runs, benchmark downloads, and mentions of the XPRTs in advertisements, articles,
and tech reviews. Gathering this information gives us insight into how many people
are using the XPRT tools, and updating the infographic helps readers and
community members see the impact the XPRTs are having around the world.
This week, we
published a new infographic, which includes the following highlights:
- The XPRTs have been mentioned more than 19,500 times on over 4,000 unique sites.
- Those mentions include more than 12,300 articles and reviews.
- Users have tested gear with the XPRTs in over 924 cities located in 81 countries on six continents. New cities of note include Dhaka, Bangladesh; Zagreb, Croatia; Hamilton, New Zealand; and Medina, Saudi Arabia.
In addition to the reach metrics we mention above, the XPRTs have now delivered more than 1,330,000 real-world results! We’re grateful for everyone who’s helped us get this far. Your participation is vital to our achieving our goal: to provide benchmark tools that are reliable, relevant, and easy to use.