No.  Sony is expensive period.  Even if you get a great "deal" most Sony laptops can be expensive in repairs and upgrades.  I\'ve seen some laptops require special memory at 4 times the price of normal RAM that can only be used in a Sony.  Memory and hard drive replacements and upgrades can be labor intensive requiring the unit to be nearly fully dissasembled instead of through access panels like most brands.  If you\'re going to spend Sony prices either get a better Lenovo with the extra money, or buy a Machintosh if you want to burn money for a brands name and fancy features.