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Default 10-26-2009, 02:50 PM

Processor: 2.2
Memory: 4.5
Graphics: 2.1
Gaming Graphics: 3.0
Primary HD: 5.9


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Default 10-26-2009, 04:26 PM

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probably like someone said, numbers will go down as equipment improves. running regular vista.
Were the scores shown on your screen shot from Vista or from Windows 7, as I don't think they are comparable?

I know that you are a bit of a Vista 'fan'!

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I think I can claim the highest recorded Primary Hard Disk score yet, with 6.7 on an OCZ 60GB Vertex SSD.


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Default 10-26-2009, 05:51 PM

As a comparison for giggles, here's the score page from my main PC.



I'm happy with how the A90 performs under Windows 7. It does what I need and is snappy enough for typical tasks. Now if only they could make a netbook that would match the scores put up by my main PC I'd be thrilled.


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Default 10-26-2009, 05:58 PM

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As a comparison for giggles, here's the score page from my main PC.
... which I am sure cost a lot more than $199 or whatever... now go away and stop trying to wind up all us happy Dell Mini owners!

--- and I still don't reckon that 6.7 is tha bad for a Hard Disk score on a Mini 10v!


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Default 10-26-2009, 07:53 PM

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... which I am sure cost a lot more than $199 or whatever... now go away and stop trying to wind up all us happy Dell Mini owners!

--- and I still don't reckon that 6.7 is tha bad for a Hard Disk score on a Mini 10v!
It's a great score! In some ways I'd prefer to be able to slap in a normal laptop HD or SSD, but I like the slightly smaller size of the A90 over the 10v. I may snag a 10v at some point if I can get back to work soon. It would be a nice little machine to mess with.

I wasn't trying to wind up anyone, but it's interesting to compare the memory and HD scores between something like the A90 and a pretty nice desktop build. Of course without knowing just how the scores are computed, it's tough to interepret, but I'm sort of amazed they are as close as they are. Then again, a difference of 2.3 could be like the difference between the distance from the Earth to the Moon and the Earth to Pluto.

None of these were meant to be power machines, but for netbooks they run pretty damn well. Especially considering how good the battery life on them is.


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Default 10-27-2009, 12:12 AM

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Were the scores shown on your screen shot from Vista or from Windows 7, as I don't think they are comparable?

I know that you are a bit of a Vista 'fan'!

---------- Post added at 04:26 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:22 PM ----------

I think I can claim the highest recorded Primary Hard Disk score yet, with 6.7 on an OCZ 60GB Vertex SSD.
vista, as i stated.
though that brings a question, why wouldnt they be comparable. the whole idea of the point index is to compare how a machine will run the os. .... maybe i just awnsered my own question....
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Default 10-27-2009, 12:22 AM

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vista, as i stated.
though that brings a question, why wouldnt they be comparable. the whole idea of the point index is to compare how a machine will run the os. .... maybe i just awnsered my own question....
Vista scores topped out at 5.9

Windows 7 tops out at 7.9 and they changed the scale of how it's rated as well, so old Vista scores can't be directly compared to Windows 7 ones.

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“In Vista, the WEI scores ranged from 1.0 to 5.9. In Windows 7, the range has been extended upward to 7.9. The scoring rules for devices have also changed from Vista to reflect experience and feedback comparing closely rated devices with differing quality of actual use (i.e. to make the rating more indicative of actual use.) We know during the beta some folks have noticed that the score changed (relative to Vista) for one or more components in their system and this tuning, which we will describe here, is responsible for the change,” Michael Fortin, one of Microsoft’s distinguished engineers and head of the Windows Fundamentals feature team, revealed.
Taken from Hardware Configuration for the Perfect 7.9 Windows 7 Score - The Windows Experience Index grows up - Softpedia

Gonna be a while before anyone hits a solid 7.9 score in Windows 7.


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^ thank you....
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Default 10-27-2009, 04:35 PM

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Vista scores topped out at 5.9

Windows 7 tops out at 7.9 and they changed the scale of how it's rated as well, so old Vista scores can't be directly compared to Windows 7 ones...
WEI cracks me up as much as the terrorist threat level - why in heavens name not use a standard scale (1-5; 1-10). It's just as idiotic as threat level "orange" - who can remember that - a scale of 1-5 again is so much more easily understood. Maybe the scale should include "0" so we could properly grade Microsoft and Homeland Security as well...
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Default 10-27-2009, 07:36 PM

But... this goes to eleven!


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