MacTech Labs: Office for Mac 2011 Benchmarks
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

MacTech Labs: Office for Mac 2011 Benchmarks


Office 2011 Benchmarks

By Neil Ticktin, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher

How well does Office for Mac 2011 run compared to Office 2008 and 2004?

The Big Question

If you are a Microsoft Office user on the Mac, there's likely a question on your mind about the new version of Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac. As you may remember, MacTech did extensive benchmarking on previous versions of Microsoft Office (2004 on Intel Macs, and 2008), and 2011 will get that treatment, too.

Each version of Office tends to have a particular focus. For example, Office for 2008 was about being on a new development framework and working natively on Intel-based Macs. It's clear that the Microsoft MacBU's goal for Office for Mac 2011 is to be faster, and more responsive, along with a variety of other significant items (Outlook, Exchange support, user interface elements like the Ribbon, etc...). Since this is a benchmarking article, we'll focus on the speed goal.

With that in mind, the big question is therefore, "How fast is the new Office for Mac 2011?"

To answer that question, we put Office 2011 through its paces on Snow Leopard 10.6.4, on a variety of Mac models. With about 1,000 tests, we looked at Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook (the replacement for Entourage) as well as the graphics library resources that are shared across all of Microsoft Office for Mac.

 
AAPL
$524.94
Apple Inc.
+5.93
GOOG
$536.10
Google Inc.
-20.44
MSFT
$40.01
Microsoft Corpora
-0.39
MacNews Search:
Community Search:

Latest Forum Discussions

See All
view counter

view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter

Trials Frontier Review
Trials Frontier Review By Carter Dotson on April 18th, 2014 Our Rating: :: A ROUGH LANDINGUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Trials Frontier finally brings the famed stunt racing franchise to mobile, but how much does its free-to-play nature affect the game?   | Read more »
Evernote Business Notebook by Moleskin I...
Evernote Business Notebook by Moleskin Introduced – Support Available in Evernote for iOS Posted by Tre Lawrence on April 18th, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
Sparkle Unleashed Review
Sparkle Unleashed Review By Jennifer Allen on April 18th, 2014 Our Rating: :: CLASSY MARBLE FLINGINGUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad It’s a concept we’ve seen before, but Sparkle Unleashed is a solidly enjoyable orb shooting game.   | Read more »
Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulus Receives its...
Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulus Receives its First Update – Gets New Brimstone Pinball DLC Posted by Rob Rich on April 18th, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
Union Review
Union Review By Jennifer Allen on April 18th, 2014 Our Rating: :: LAYERED RESULTSUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Create some stylish imagery with this layers focused photography app.   | Read more »
Where's My Water? Featuring XYY (G...
Where's My Water? Featuring XYY 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: iPod Touch 4th Gen, iPhone 3GS or iPad 1 are not compatible with this app. | Read more »
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Games)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 1.0.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0.0 (iTunes) Description: *IMPORTANT* The Amazing Spider-Man 2 requires an iPad 2 (or newer), iPhone 4s (or newer), or iPod touch 5th Generation.Become the Amazing Spider-Man in this open-world adventure full of non-stop action, and face... | Read more »
Living Planet - Tiny Planet Videos and P...
Living Planet - Tiny Planet Videos and Photos 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Photography Price: $.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: 50% OFF LAUNCH SPECIAL!BUY NOW BEFORE THE PRICE GOES UP. ------------------------------------------------------ INTRODUCING LIVING PLANET! | Read more »
Livescribe 3 Smartpen Review
Made by: Livescribe Price: $149.99 for Livescribe 3 Hardware/iOS Integration Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Usability Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Reuse Value Rating: 4.75 out of 5 stars Build Quality Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Overall Rating: 4.44 out of 5 stars | Read more »
Unpossible Review
Unpossible Review By Carter Dotson on April 17th, 2014 Our Rating: :: RALPH WIGGUM APPROVESUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Unpossible is much better than its English!   | Read more »
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.