I just recently picked up a new Samsung Windows 8 tablet. The thing is running an Intel Atom processor and I've updated to Windows 8 Professional. After the update everything seems to run a lot better. I was actually amazed that it sped it up so noticably. I have played with Windows 8 on my desktop PC and I also have a Windows RT tablet but after getting the Intel based tablet I have resorted to using primarily that tablet PC as my primary computer. I have installed Photoshop and Illustrator on it and am planning on installing Dreamweaver as well. The performance of Photoshop is really good, I am able to edit fairly large images with ease and no noticable lag between my pen strokes and the image appearing on the screen. Only about a 5ms delay. Overall the performance has been quite good. So far I have not noticed any cons with the tablet.
I remain hopeful that I will be able to start producing high quality images again and posting them here on DA for all to see. I am planning on getting a new camera as well. I just saw a 24MP camera and I was thinking about looking into one... If it's all that it has been hyped up to be.
In the meantime, I have been working full time for the Hospital and I will not be getting any time off for the next 10 days. I am so looking forward to a nice 4 day weekend next week once I am done with this crazy schedule.