Does a computer feel "fast" or "slow" to the user? I'm looking for a simple app that provides one or two succinct computer "scores" that are reasonable indicators of how fast (or slow) a computer feels to the user. Ideally, I'd like a tool that provides a score when the computer is running "lean" and a when a computer is "taxed" (multiple apps are running, virus scan is running, backup is running...)
I've fiddled some with Windows Performance Information and Tools. The tool provides a reasonable summary of the hardware performance, but I'm looking for a tool that's a better indicator of the user's experience. (A computer with some kick-ass hardware can be overwhelmed with services and startup items and still feel slow to the user.)
If someone has a listing of perfmon.msc (Performance Monitor) counters that, when looked at as a whole, provide an indicator of the computer's performance, I suppose I'm interested. I don't, however, want to spend half-an-hour looking at perfmon.msc counter results. I want a tool that allows me to make a quick assessment.