wow! last week i purchased an asus n73s notebook with sound from bang & olufsen and liked it so much i got my son an asus n53. at the top of the feature list was the blu ray player, but having usb 3.0 bootable port in a laptop for windows 8 performance improvements is night and day. i also got 2 external 1 terabyte usb 3.0 hard disk drives - stay tuned for the screen shots and real world usage on these systems.
Built a system with one of the first mobos [from ASUS] to have USB3 ports. Unfortunately at this time, I'm not using them. :-)