Windows 8, owing to the numerous promises made by Microsoft and the demonstrations presented by its developer preview, has by now become the most discussed topic in the computing world. Its two main highlights- the Immersive Browser and the Metro UI have undoubtedly garnered a great deal of appreciation from all sides.
And now, much to our excitement and curiosity, the consumer preview of the OS has been released. Obviously, the only benchmark that would help us evaluate the new OS is its immediate predecessor- Windows 7. In this post, we give you a report on the performance test conducted recently on these two platforms, which revealed some surprising
Windows 7 vs Windows 8- The Speed Test
Computers are synonymous with speed. And when it comes to the case of contemporary operating systems, ‘lightening speed’ is an absolute criterion. As the Windows 8 support team points out, the developer preview of the new OS itself was able to put up a good show in terms of its booting speed. While Windows 7 took nearly 30 seconds to boot, its successor was able to do it in about 10-15 seconds.
File Transfer Speed
When it comes to file transfer speed, the Windows 8 consumer preview seems not to have lived upto users’ expectations. The astonishing result was that Windows 7 copied faster than the Consumer Preview of the new OS. The speed tests for the same were performed on ASUS Zenbook UX31, Samsung Series 7, and Dell Inspiron 15. In the case of ASUS Zenbook UX31 and Samsung Series 7, the difference between file transfer speed of Windows 7 and Windows 8 was quite significant. And that’s really disappointing for Microsoft’s most ambitious project.
The Open Office Spreadsheet Test
In this test too, Windows 7 seemed to put up a better show. While the graphics performance of both Windows 7 and Windows 8 was somewhat the same, the latter proved to use more battery power. No matter how impressive the UI of and OS is, what users ultimately seek for is enhanced performance and battery life. As such, would the new OS be able to cater to the needs of users who spend long hours on their PCs is a question that remains unanswered.
Well, that’s all for now about Windows 7 vs Windows 8.
To know more, do get in touch with Windows 8 support.