I returned the 8600 my wife bought me for x-mas 2 weeks ago. Creaky case, the left half of the keyboard flexed when typing, etc. (Most of the neg. reviews are true). Worked great, but for how long??
I found this board while researching for a replacement. I have seen/tried an N5010 in a store, and the screen is impressive. Great keyboard, quality fit and finish, nice layout. Did I say I loved the screen? They had the N3010 with the 15" glossy screen sitting right next to it, and the difference in viewable area was significant. 16" seems to be the perfect compromise between 15" 4x3 ratio and 17"widescreen. The viewing angles on the 15" were considerably better than the 16", as reported in other threads here.
Anyway,I hope this helped.