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Default Performance vs. Inspiron 6000? - 07-15-2009, 06:28 PM

So currently, my primary computer is a four-year-old Inspiron 6000:
  • Pentium M 1.60 GHz Processor (2MB cache; 400 MHz FSB)
  • 2GB RAM
  • Intel 915GM Integrated Graphics Card
  • Running Ubuntu 8.04
  • 160GB HDD

My Dell Mini 10v should be arriving on the 21st with the N270 processor, 1GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD (it shipped with Ubuntu, but I'll be loading it with OSX). So my question is this: how will the two computers compare? Obviously, running Ubuntu and OSX, I don't care so much about gaming, but in terms of things like boot time, responsiveness when performing everyday tasks, flash rendering, things like that.

On the other hand, I do a fair amount of numerical simulations (writing in C). In terms of sheer brute-force number-crunching, anyone know how the two will stack up?
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Default 07-15-2009, 06:46 PM

I think the older laptop will be faster at CPU-intensive tasks, including Adobe Flash. But I also think the Mini will compare favorably in many tasks. Most of the time, my Mini is just as fast as my Core 2 Duo laptop.

Mini 9 | Intel 5100 Wifi | Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook
Mini 1012 | SSD | Intel 6200 Wifi | Ubuntu 11.10 64bit
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