ASUS says it worked closely with Taiwanese musician, actor, and director Jay Chou to create its latest thin-and-light notebook, the N43SL Jay Chou Special Edition. (For those scratching their heads, he was the guy opposite Seth Rogen in "The Green Hornet.") Featuring a flashy design that's unusual for the typically staid manufacturer, this limited-edition 14-inch entertainment system laptop seems to have been built as a tribute to the pop superstar - a fact that Chou's legions of fans will doubtless appreciate. But underneath its odd veneer, does the $999 N43SL have what it takes to compete against the best thin-and-light laptops? Read on to find out.