MacTech Labs has done a series of highly visible benchmarking projects over the years. Some of the most visible, highlighted projects include:
While there are a variety of examples of MacTech’s real world analysis articles, the below articles give a good representation of the types of projects MacTech Labs typically does:
- The most comprehensive look at Outlook for Mac benchmarks, new and old, as well as email protocols, server impact, and more.
- The most comprehensive Mac virtualization benchmarking articles to date: Head-to-Head: How do VMware Fusion 5 and Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac compare? which MacTech made available online, on iPad, and in print. Prior virtualization benchmarks include: Head-to-Head: Parallels Desktop for Mac 6 vs. VMware Fusion 3.1, Head-to-Head: Parallels Desktop for Mac 5 vs. VMware Fusion 3, How do VMware Fusion 2 and Parallels Desktop for Mac 4.0 stack up? and How do Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop 3, and VMware Fusion 1.0 stack up?
- The most comprehensive Microsoft Office 2001 for Mac benchmarks to date: How well does Office for Mac 2011 run compared to Office 2008 and 2004? which MacTech made available online, and in print. Prior Office benchmarks include How does the new Office 2008 compared to Office 2004?, and Office 2004 Benchmarks on Intel-based Macs.
- Other very public examples include Laptop Hard Drive Speed: 4200, 5400, 7200 RPMs … does it really matter? which examines what kinds of users should be using the faster drives, and the trade offs for both choices.
- And, Lasso & PHP: A Closer Look at Two OS X Scripting Languages focuses on the differences between these two scripting languages: one commercial and one open source.