The PCMark 10 Modern Office scenario measures battery life for light and medium office work. It includes a realistic balance of writing, web browsing, and video conferencing tasks separated by short periods of idle time.
The Modern Office test uses the Writing, Web Browsing and Video Conferencing workloads from the main PCMark 10 benchmark.
The Writing workload includes extra periods of idle time in between the timed segments to represent user actions and match the speed at which users performs tasks in the real-world.
The PCMark 10 Modern Office benchmark runs in 10-minute loops. If a workload is completed in less than 10 minutes, the benchmark will idle until the full 10 minutes have elapsed before starting the next loop.
The time data below comes from running the test on a reference machine to illustration the workload and idle behaviour.
|Test||Duration on reference machine|
|Writing test||10 minutes (4 min 30 sec busy, 5 min 30 sec idle)|
|Web Browsing||10 minutes (4 min 30 sec busy, 5 min 30 sec idle)|
|Video Conferencing||10 minutes (2 min busy, 8 min idle)|
The PCMark 10 Modern Office scenario reports the battery life time from the start of the test until the device goes into hibernation or shuts down. The time is reported in hours and minutes.
In addition, it also provides a performance score. This score is the standard geomean of the results produced by the three tests.
PCMark 10 Modern Office Battery performance score for each pass = K × geomean(R_1,R_2,R_3) Where: K = scoring coefficient = 1.165 R_1 = Writing score R_2 = Web Browing score R_3 = Video Conferencing score
These scores are computed as in the PCMark 10 benchmark. Please see the scoring sections for the Writing, Web Browsing and Video Conferring tests in PCMark 10 benchmark section of the technical guide.
Scores from the PCMark 10 Modern Office Battery Life test and the PCMark 10 benchmark test are not comparable.