This netbook will handle almost anything I throw at it and it will even make a decent showing at things I don't expect it to do well at. I have run visual studio 2010 while having 6 tabs open in chrome and 2 open in firefox with no problems. It will struggle to do any sort of gaming. If that is something that you are concerned with then I would look elsewhere. If you anticipate screen glare being a problem where you will be using the laptop then I would suggest looking at the lenovo with this processor.