PCMark 8 is the latest benchmarking utility from Futuremark and was designed to measure the performance of Windows 8 systems across a number of user scenarios. “Home” simulates the usage model of a mainstream user, incorporating workloads such as web browsing and watching movies. “Creative” is more intensive and includes video editing and media creation tasks. “Work” incorporates word processing and spreadsheets. “Storage” measures the system’s SSD or hard drive performance. The final two workloads measure performance across popular Microsoft Office 2010 and Adobe Creative Suite 6 applications.