A while ago a friend showed me a CG package he found on NVIDIA's site for OpenGL development.
So I figured why not take a look. The SDK comes with a bunch of tutorials and most of them actually work on the netbook.
The video is the 3150 for what its worth.
About the only one that did not work was the particle system. Guess there is a problem with the OpenGL implementation.
I realize my netbook is not a super performance machine, and I was suprised by the ability.