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|
|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.