/edit : I was wrong, GMA 3150 still is Intel graphics (just a very cut down version of it). The video known for the worst problems are GMA 500, GMA 600 etc. Still a GMA 3150 is worse than an older GMA 950 I think, there it's the hardware that is stupidly slow, not the driver.
Drivers for PowerVR graphics integrated into Intel Atom CPUs have a reputation for being very bad. I would not be surprised if it just worked really slow - any time there's something OpenGL going on, the drivers wastes a lot of CPU cycles.
Even worse or just as worse would be running with llvmpipe as the OpenGL driver : it's fine for what it does but given it's software rendering it will run very slow (and using up all the CPU)
doing a glxinfo | head
will tell what OpenGL implementation is running
Also, d00med, if you have an older notebook that has old Intel graphics sitting on the chipset, outside the Atom CPU.. then you have a much better graphics driver, which alone may allow you to use Cinnamon or anything 3D for that matter.