Sony does make some nice machines... but I feel like this ups the fit-and-finish bar.
And I've had a great experience both with my XPS 1210 and my current XPS 1330. LED backlit screen, solid state drive... it flies.
Sony's product matrix (or rather, product cube) is nightmarish to navigate and find the right product. They could really do with simplifying their ranges and eliminating excessive product IDs (for instance, the Vaio P comes in a number of colors,
but each color has its own product ID even though the only difference is the paint job but the difference in color is also listed side-by-side with products that vary by preinstalled OS or CPU speed).