The first time I used this and got the music software and VST on it, I was surprised of the performance, being as the CPU processor was the same, except it's an AMD Athlon Neo X2 L335 dual core processer, running at 1.6Ghz. This has got more RAM (4GB) than my Acer R1600 (896MB). Performance is a lot better, no clicks on either FL Studio or Ableton Live... It's amazing. It's still not the best, but it's great for music production.