My AMD E-350 does seems to be a little snappier though.
My E-350 was snappier as well. Combined with an SSD, Windows 8 plays very well on my DM1z.
As far as Windows 8 goes, I really enjoy the MetroUI. Its simple and straight to the point for most people. You want your email? Click here. Pictures? Yup right here too. Music? All here plus an integrated music store. Sweet.
I see what Microsoft is trying to accomplish here and I applaud them for it.
Is it sad that my favorite part about the MetroUI is that the email is integrated like a phone app?