Up & running now on my laptop, using a 120GB SSD in its hot-swap bay.
In case anyone runs into the issue I did where it requires a driver to continue setup, in my case it was due to me using a USB3 slot. Then again, I was also using a USB3 SD card reader with this installation on an SD card (I didn't have an empty 8GB+ stick handy), but worked fine once I plugged the SD reader into a USB2 slot. The internal SD card reader doesn't show up at a bootable device option even with the card in it.
My initial 30 minute impression looks good - I do like the Apps running in desktop with resizable windows just like any other native desktop application, such as the native Skype. No installation hiccup either unlike Windows 8, just a few missing drivers which probably explains why the hotkeys and internal SD reader don't work.
Unsurprisingly, its start menu Search uses Bing by default.