Summary: Pros: All around very nice computer with speed and looks. Decent keyboard (no flex). Excellent display and sound is good. Cons: Unable to clone display to HDTV - only option is to extend the display (apparently an issue between hardware and the NVidia Optimus Technology) - which NVidia pointed to ASUS as the problem; which I believe would be accurate.
Summary: I'll start off by saying that I love Asus as far as PC brands go. My desktop is an Asus as is my netbook and in both of those cases I have nothing but good things to say. That being said I was rather underwhelmed with this notebook. Like a lot of you I was starry-eyed about the inclusion of the blu-ray drive and the i5 while keeping the price tag under $1000. What that price does not include is software for actually playing blu-ray discs.
Summary: The full HD resolution screen is nice, even though, as a previous reviewer noted, the viewing angles are narrow, so unless you are facing the screen straight on, you will not benefit from the great visuals. My real problem was with build quality: No matter what HDMI cable I plugged in, the connection was intermittent; slight movement of the cable and I lost the video, the sound, or both. I had to keep jiggling the cable until the connection was restored.