just got mine. typing on it now in tablet mode. i like it.
The body is the soft touch material, with a metallic looking keyboard surround. All black with chainlink pattern on the flip side to the screen. Not bad looking and does not feel cheap and plasticky. It weighs a bit more than I expected as well, a little heavier than the mini9. This makes it a bit uncomfortable to hold for long periods in one hand. speaking of which, the fan is directed towards the back, left corner, so if you hold it in portrait mode with your left hand, the fan blows hot air into your palm.
I tried out the video capability with some hulu HD videos. In normal screen mode, it plays great, vibrant colour and smooth playback. However, when I make it full screen, it gets very unwatchable and stuttering. I will be doing some more testing to see how this can be improved if at all, or if this is just how it is. Device manager does show a Broadcom CrystalHD video decoder.
The screen is really a let down for what it is. I have tried looking at some pictures on picasa. I would need to slightly change my angle of view to see the picture clearly. It's a wide screen 8 3/4" x 4 7/8". I really would have preferred a wider view especially for longitudinal viewing, such as for book reading in tablet mode. The webcam is built into the no rotating part of the bezel which means you get no webcam in tablet mode.
Something that i did not see mentioned in previous reviews, it does contain a 3 axis accelerometer/magnetometer for changing the orientation of the screen, as well as a GPS, and bluetooth 3.0.
These are my first impressions on the Duo.