I was recently asked about the Windows 7 Experience Index scores for the 2010 MacBook Pro 13 inch.
This is a aluminium unibody MacBook Pro with a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM, an NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics chip, and a 250GB 5200 rpm hard drive.
I took a measurement of the score shortly after installing Windows 7 on my MacBook (which I did right after buying the laptop), and a few weeks later. The scores were identical.
I have left all the default Windows 7 settings in place – for instance I have Aero turned on, and all the visual effects which were enabled by default are still on. Here is a screenshot of the scores.
And in case you have images turned off here they are written down.
- Processor – 5.9
- Memory – 5.5
- Graphics – 5.3
- Gaming graphics – 6.0
- Primary hard disk – 5.8
Therefore the overall base score is 5.3. The base score is determined by the lowest of all the scores.
If you can’t translate a score of 5.3 into real life, if means that the 2010 MacBook Pro 13 inch is a very good machine for running Windows 7. It is very responsive and quick, even with all the default Aero effects turned on. For more details read my Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro 13 inch review.