I have a wimpy Lenovo system with an AMD E-450 APU... I have VMware on it and it is rather anemic. I can run 2 VM's of Linux or 1 of Server 2012. The Linux VM's are OK with the dual core but the Windows Server eats it alive.
As we speak I am attempting to load Centos on my Laptops i5 with Hyper-V and having install issues. At least this is a quad core and should do better, just not as much space because of the SSD.