My Dell XPS M1210's Windows Experience Base Score in Vista

I’ve loved my laptop since the day we met. If you are in the market for a fast, lightweight, decent looking computer, you too may be happy with a Dell XPS M1210. As I mentioned in some previous posts, my machine has the following specs: Core 2 Duo 2Ghz with 4MB onboard cache, 2GB RAM, 7200 RPM 80GB HDD, 256MB nVdia card and no webcam (It was too unattractive). The mailing scale at work tells me that this all comes in at 4.5 pounds, give or take some quarter ounces.

I’m currently using Vista Enterprise and the Windows Experience Base Score is a 3.3. The average score, however, is 4.2.

Windows User Experience Base Index
Processor Calcs per sec. 4.9
RAM Memory Operations Per Sec   4.5
Graphics 3.6
Gaming Graphics 3.3
Primary Hard Disk 4.8

The performance is incredible (SuperPI calculates 1 million digits in 26s) and it’s quiet, sturdy and the cooling system is awesome. My employer called a few weeks after I bought it to tell me I could pick up a Dell 420 but I passed with no regrets. I haven’t been this happy about a laptop since I got a SuperSlim PCG-N505VX back in 1999.

Anyone have these results from a Macbook Pro or Regular? I’d be interested to see what they report.

UPDATE: danboe.net released his scores. The regular seems to be about the same speed as mine. The Macbook Pro‘s score kicked ass all around though.

Chrissy is a PowerShell MVP who has worked in IT for nearly 20 years, and currently serves as a Sr. Database Engineer in Belgium. Always an avid scripter, she attended the Monad session at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles back in 2005 and has worked and played with PowerShell ever since. Chrissy is currently pursuing an MS in Systems Engineering at Regis University and helps maintain RealCajunRecipes.com in her spare time. She holds a number of certifications, including those relating to SQL Server, SuSE Linux, SharePoint and network security. She recently became co-lead of the SQL PASS PowerShell Virtual Chapter. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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4 comments on “My Dell XPS M1210's Windows Experience Base Score in Vista
  1. xps says:

    i hate the webcam. i didn’t realise you could buy one without :/ i havn’t even installed the crappy logitech drivers, so it’s a redundent eye-sore.

  2. Chrissy says:

    Aww sorry, xps. Maybe you can put it to use and things will feel better? Start a vlog! :D

  3. danboe says:

    Hey, thanks for the link — just I thought I’d point out that I scored the MacBook and Mac Pro — not the MacBook Pro. Wish I had a MacBook Pro… I’d be interested in seeing the scores on that.

    Anyways, the Mac Pro’s numbers do kick butt and good!

  4. wanxvii says:

    i hava a new aluminum macbook and the overall score is 5.3. Awesome.

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