Originally Posted by holmes4
The 10v should work fine for what you propose. The Atom processor is about the performance of a mainstream notebook processor of 2005. Yes, it's slow compared to a Core i7. More of an issue to some people is the weak graphics support, but it's adequate for many purposes.
I absolutely concur with this, I have a dell 10 with the Atom and it has decent speeds, for browsing, mail, and small task as this. Although I would not advise it, if you plan on playing games on it with a lot of graphics going on, which well, really, that is not what Notebooks were designed for anyhow.