Linux Mint 13 only seems to be available with MATE and Cinnamon.
Since I don't have any experience with either of those, which one consumes the lowest amount of system recourses?
It's for a system build around an Intel DN2800MT (linkto powerusage test and specs), that should consume as less power as possible.
I'm thinking MATE, since Cinnamon requires 3D acceleration according to http://linuxmint.com/rel_maya_whatsnew.php , but I could be wrong by using just that as an argument.
Any thoughts on this?