Between the two you listed the 11.6 ultra portable HP dm1-3025dx is a E-350 dual core CPU of the new AMD Fusion E series.
That Toshiba C655D is full size @ 15.6" but only has a single core E-240 Fusion CPU.
I couldn't find a matching review for the Pavilion dm1-3025dx but it should be just about powerful enough to do all that you want and perform reasonably well. It doesn't have a DVD drive at that size if that's important to you.
^^ Thnx to WR2 For This Wonderful explanations...Well The Dell 14R Does look very good but Still it has a 5400 RPM drive as opposed to a 7200rpm 320 gb drive in the HP.also Sales tax in Chicago as u Know will make this price to $495...which is way over my budget...Do Have anything better in Mind Sir?
Overall, as a brand, Toshiba is considered to have among the highest build quality when compared to other MFGRs like Dell, HP, Acer and others.
When you look at the budget entry level laptops they're pretty much all the same IMO.