Andy runs android better than on my phone, giving the emulator 3 of 6 cpu cores, 4gb ram and some vram. Only problem is, with my 3 android apps. The first one runs, but lags to about 1 frame / second. The second app just force closes. And my third app says the licence is signed incorrectly (probably due to those warnings published by google i've ignored so far).
Anyway I remember bluestacks ran on my old pc decently so tomorrow i'll give that a try and also YouWave.
Youwave is the only paid one, but if it does a better job than the other 2, it would be worth it. I'll be testing the trial first.