The benchmarking software PCMark 10 has added a new test that directly checks the performance of Microsoft Office programs on various hardware and software configurations.
There are three separate Office Applications tests:
Word covers typical word processing tasks for office workers. The test measures PC performance when opening, editing, and saving a document.
Excel test measures PC performance for office spreadsheet tasks. The test features two scenarios: a simple, lightweight spreadsheet, and a heavier, power-user scenario.
PowerPoint test covers common tasks when working with presentations. The test measures PC performance when editing an image-rich PowerPoint presentation.
These test are available now in PCMark 10 Professional Edition