For INTEL type of graphics cards there was a "Get around" which could "Upscale" the maximum video resolution to larger than the "physical" resolution on the netbook which would then allow the metro tiles / apps to work.
Here's a link to the post in the tablets etc section. Perhaps should be made a sticky ( Mods ?).
I'm sure that as this OS is (AFAIK) destined to be used primarily on tablets / mobile devices which have less than the current minimum resolution for W8 metro apps to work MS needs to look again at the Video requirements for Metro apps.
However this IS a preview edition -- not even Alpha or pre-beta beta and Ms wanted to enable people to start testing with "Bog standard PC's and laptops" as fast as possible.