No hiccups and no hacking. When you launch Aperture on a MacBook, you may see a warning stating that the application does not support displays less than 1280X854, but you can still click OK and use it.
Same thing is true, BTW, with any of the Intel-based Mac Mini models. Aperture 1.1.1 installs and runs, but is not officially supported.
Again, to be clear: These models did NOT meet our minimum requirements, due to the more limited power of the graphics card. Your "mileage may vary" with them, depending on the size and demands of your workflow. And AppleCare support isn't available for users of Aperture on these systems.
Sr. Product Manager, Aperture