As you know, I love Sony Vaio Laptops. The styling, quality, reliability... The whole package.
Over the years, I have owned several of them. you may have already read my posts about Sony VGN-FZ180E from 2009. Currently, I have three Sony Vaio Laptops at home. All but one was purchased at the Sony Outlet Store.
I currently use a Sony Vaio VPCCA190x I purchased back in October 2011 as a refurbished model for 50% off the Outlet Price. I did get a 1 year extended service contract for $69 since the refurbished Sony Vaio Laptops only come with a 90 day warranty. Happy to say that I did not need to use it. My VPCCA190x came with a 1600x900 High Definition screen, AMD RAdeon HD 6630M video, 320GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive and 4GB Memory. I promptly replaced the Hard Drive with my favorite hard drive and added another 4GB of memory. Oops! I forgot to mention that this laptop has a second generation intel Core i5-2410 2.3GHz CPU. It was quite a steal for little over $500 at the time. It was as good as new.
Well, the Sony Outlet Store is having another sale now and you should not miss it. Currently, they are offering a 25% discount but if you use the code OUTLETVAIODD your discount will go up to 35%. I don't know when the code is expiring but take advantage of it and score yourself a Sony Vaio Laptop. I recommend you pick one with discrete graphics and High Definition screen. You can always replace the Hard Drive and add more memory. You can pick up a Sony Vaio E series Premium Plus Laptop with 3rd generation i5 CPU and HD screen for little over $600. It sure beats buying new from Sony or Amazon or buying used one on eBay.