If you're looking for a laptop sub-$1k with a wonderful screen, look no further. Compared to the generic 1366x768 stuff that is so common today, this 1080p screen is amazing. It has a matte finish, very good viewing angles, better than average contrast (no wash-out or frowny faces as seen on your average glossy screen), and is very bright.
The CPU is more than enough for both daily tasks, light gaming, and BD playback. The GPU handles Trine, Torchlight, Serious Sam HD, The Witcher (not #2), and others in 1080p at or very near 60fps with high settings. More demanding games like MW3 or Skyrim are playable but require dropping the resolution a bit, but no fear, this screen scales very well. The GPU also overclocks pretty well and can give you an extra 10-20% in games, but isn't necessary most of the time.
It runs cool and quiet and the aesthetics are top-notch. There is VERY little keyboard flex, the hinges are strong, and the touchpad is very responsive with easy to click buttons. I upgraded it to 8GB of DDR3 1333 and an Intel X-25M G2 SSD and it flies.