Since nothing exciting has been happening on my laptop recently, and after finding out that Microsoft has an Acer 1825pt in their lab, I figured I might try to throw Windows 8 on my Acer 1825ptz.
I used this guide and everything went down without a hitch. Drivers mostly installed, too (except for Bluetooth), though the G sensor doesn’t seem to work at all, which is kind of a bummer. Still, not bad for a dev preview. Performance is on par with Windows 7 and the few applications I tried (browsers, UltraVNC, dropbox, daemon tools, virtual box + Ubuntu 10.04) seem to work fine, too.
So in case anyone has an Acer 1825ptz lying around and is wondering how it plays with Windows 8, I’d say it’s already usable.
In other news, I’m surprised to find that I rather like the chrome on Windows 8. After figuring that I’m permanently out of sync with the Microsoft UX Design team, and that I have to go hunting for the option to switch back to the “classic” theme until I’m all wrinkly and grey-haired, they go and get rid of the overly rounded corner bubbly look. Probably going to be the first time since Windows 2000 that I’m sticking with the default.