With a Windows Experience Index of 1.0, it is never going to be a gaming machine. The ATI 9250 never was an all time great anyway, but it puts up icons on the screen and will easily handle the standard Windows offerings. Tinker and Hold’em are a couple of no-no’s because the 9250, being only 128mb, can’t display them, but SP2 installed with no issues, as have all other updates.
While the performance isn’t lightning fast, it is way more than acceptable and is very smooth as one would expect from Vista. It would have been nice to have been able to install 64-bit, but the lowly AMD CPU is not compliant. Yes, I am pleased with it.