On any laptop that has an Nvidia card with Optimus, Linux will be unable to use the Nvidia card and will only have access to the integrated intel graphics.
I own a Asus EeePc 1015PN that comes also with a "Optimus" Intel / Nvidia (Gt218) combo.
In windows i can switch between a Performance mode (means that only the Nvidia chip is used) and the Optimus mode (Primary use Intel GMA, only switch to nvidia if needed).
In Linux the laptop uses the nvidia chip exclusively and works ok with the current stable nvidia binary driver. (incl. vdpau)