I use mine for AutoCAD, which takes quite a bit of bandwidth on a computer and it works flawlessly and is very stable. Streaming HD video also works great and it looks great. It seems like games would work okay with this laptop, but I don't recommend gaming with an onboard GPU, which is what this laptop has. If you are really looking for something that shines in that area, I recommend spending the extra $2-300 for a desktop that has a dedicated video card. A desktop will run cooler and be more stable for gaming.