How we test
We test with Futuremark’s PCMark 8 v2.0 benchmarking suite. The, results are divided into Home and Work tests.
The Home benchmark reflects command tasks for typical home use with lower computing requirements such as web browsing and low-end gaming. The Work test is geared towards office work tasks like creating documents, web browsing, spreadsheets and video conferencing. This test does not stress the gaming and multimedia capabilities of the laptops in this group test.
Budget laptops are capable of some basic gaming. We’ve tested the systems in this group test by running two games – Batman: Arkham City and Tomb Raider