I was perhaps too ranty there. On several lower-end machines, I've seen Office suffer terribly until both animations and hardware acceleration are turned off. It would be nice if it benchmarked itself during setup to see if there was actually something to gain from it. After moving to a much faster laptop (i7-2670qm vs A6-6310, and their respective integrated graphics devices), I see no continuing issues that aren't just caused by some broken spreadsheets. Not sure how the truly latest version of Office performs, as I'm stuck using Office 2013 via Office365 at work. I'll shush now.