I've been aware of WEI before, but never have had anyone seriously use it as a gauge to say "I'm not buying this PC because the WEI is lower than my old machine".
Is it fair to look at (for example) a WEI for a Dell inspiron 6510 from 4 years ago and compare it to Lenovo ThinkPad T550 being sold today, (both with Windows 7 64 Bit, both with mid-level i5 CPU for what's offered, both with 8GB RAM, both with a 500GB 7.2k RPM HDD, etc) and say that the Dell is the better machine because the Windows Experience Index is higher on the Dell?
It's fine if it is, I just need to know for sure. If it's not, beyond the benchmark tests for each processor, how do your prove (or argue) otherwise?
- Thanks in advance