We rely on the Internet every day to check movie times, figure out where to eat, and communicate with our friends and family. We want tech that has strong, reliable Web browsing capabilities. But there are thousands of Web-enabled devices, all claiming that they can give you a great Internet experience. How can you tell how good a device really is?
WebXPRT is the answer: a free online tool that gives you objective information about how well a laptop, tablet, smartphone, or any other Web-enabled device handles common Web tasks. By running a simple test on your device at WebXPRT.com, you can get a score that makes it easy to compare your device against others on the WebXPRT website. Or just check out results from a variety of laptops, tablets, and phones at WebXPRT.com.
WebXPRT is one of the BenchmarkXPRT benchmarks, a set of tools that help you learn how all kinds of devices perform.
A benchmark, in this case, is a tool designed to test a wide range of devices on a level playing field. When you look at results from BenchmarkXPRT benchmarks, you get unbiased, fair product comparisons.
It tells you how well a device handles web browsing. To do this, WebXPRT runs four online tests that simulate the kinds of things you do on the Internet every day. It measures how long (in milliseconds) your device takes to complete each of those tasks. Then it uses those times to calculate a single-number overall score, which you can use to compare your device against others at WebXPRT.com.
It’s easy – no download required!
WebXPRT will run each of its four tests five times. While it’s running, try not to touch or click the screen; this won’t hurt your device, but it might affect the results. When the center top of the screen says “Results,” you’ll know you’re done. There, check out the score under the Overall column. That number is all you need to compare your device against others at WebXPRT.com. If you’re interested, however, you can also scroll down to see how fast your device completed each individual task.
It runs these four tests seven times each:
Don’t worry – it might be boring, but it’s not broken. Like any good scientist, WebXPRT isn’t content to run its tests just once. It runs each of the four tests five times to ensure consistent scores.
We’re working on simplifying this page, but until then, here’s the breakdown:
Individual Test Results:
</> HTML5 Capabilities:
Yes. WebXPRT tests the capabilities of your device/browser combination. We recommend you run the test on the browser you use most often. That said, WebXPRT is also a great way to test the speed of several different browsers and see which browser is fastest on your device.
No. It may cause the test to take longer to complete, but WebXPRT doesn’t need a perfect Internet connection.
On the Results page, click “Submit results for publishing.” (To leave the Submit box, simply click outside the box.)
We vet all submissions before we publish them on the website, so check back in a few days to see your results in the device rankings.
The BenchmarkXPRT Development Community is a forum where registered members can contribute to the process of creating and improving benchmarks, including WebXPRT. If you are not currently a community member, we encourage you to join! (And yes, that means you – our community is open to everyone, from software developers to interested consumers.) Not only will you get early releases of future versions of WebXPRT, but you’ll also be able to download the source code (available to members only) and influence the future of the app. Register now, or for more information, see the BenchmarkXPRT FAQ.
Go to WebXPRT.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We announce breaking news on the BenchmarkXPRT blog (available to everyone) and the BenchmarkXPRT forums (available to members only). If you can't find the answer to your question, or you need help with WebXPRT, send an email to our team at BenchmarkXPRTsupport@principledtechnologies.com.