The BD fiascos don't seem to happen on Sony gear so this is the right move to get BD on the Sony.
However the EA290X I find have integrated graphics so gameplay such as The Sims will suffer.
This is not a gaming machine. It will do BD play, video play just fine but games don't appear to be on its menu.
I would like to buy a new laptop. My budget is around $2500 maximum. I want something fast and not too heavy. I will mostly use it for the internet and some resource-intensive mathematical software; I might also play games like the Sims or watch movies on it. I plan to keep it for a few years so I don't want something that will be obsolete in a month or two. I have an extremely strong preference for PC rather than Mac.
I am considering a Sony Vaio EA290X; it has a 14" screen and an initial weight of 5.2 lbs. I selected: