Here are some benchmarks for my freshly installed Mint 13 cinnamon, 64-bit DVD version, in minutes and seconds:
DVD boot: 2:43
Install: 14;45 (7:43 to end of copying files)
First boot: 0:47
Install proprietary drivers: 2:37
Cold Boot: 0:40
I can provide my system specs if anyone wants, but I was just wondering how that compares to other people's benchmarks.