New device shopping tool helps consumers make smarter buying choices

DURHAM, NC--(Marketwired - August 16, 2016) - The Benchmark XPRT Development Community has launched a shopping tool that includes side-by-side comparisons of today's leading devices. The tool is part of the XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight's Back to School Roundup, which highlights leading devices and helps families and students choose the right tools for their educational needs. The tool lets buyers compare all-in-one PCs, Chromebooks, convertibles, laptops, and tablets running Chrome OS, OS X, and Windows.

"Our new tool lets buyers make comparisons using results from the XPRT benchmarks," said Bill Catchings, co-founder of Principled Technologies, Inc., which administers the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community. "Heading back to school often means tech purchases, so we launched the tool with our Back to School Roundup."

Principled Technologies tests the devices in the Spotlight using the industry standard BenchmarkXPRT tools: WebXPRT, MobileXPRT, TouchXPRT, CrXPRT, BatteryXPRT, and HDXPRT. In addition to the benchmark results, the side-by-side comparisons include photographs, device specs, and prices.

The XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight debuted February 16, making it easier for consumers to shop for a new laptop, smartphone, tablet, or PC. Recent devices in the spotlight include the Intel Skull Canyon NUC, LG Chromebase, Acer Aspire Z3-715, Dell Inspiron 24 3459, HP Chromebook 14, and Apple MacBook Air 11. More devices come on line weekly; see the full list on the XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight page.

Vendors interested in having their devices featured in the XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight can visit the website for more details.

About Principled Technologies, Inc.

Principled Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of technology marketing and learning & development services. It administers the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community.

Principled Technologies, Inc. is located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. For more information, please visit

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Eric Hale
Principled Technologies, Inc.
1007 Slater Road, Suite #300
Durham, NC 27703

The XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight adds the ability to compare