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: 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 Cloud and Datacenter Management & Data Platform MVP who has worked in IT for over 20 years. She is the creator of the popular SQL PowerShell module dbatools, holds a master's degree in Systems Engineering and is coauthor of Learn dbatools in a Month of Lunches. Chrissy is certified in SQL Server, Linux, SharePoint and network security. 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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