I see the Sony has a gamer bent with that ATI Mobility Radeon HD4570.
The Lenovo looks to have the Mobile Intel GM45 Express which is actually a favorite of mine for everyday laptops that you get for 700 or less bucks from HP, Toshiba and others.
The gamer laptops tend to last only a few years so take that into account if you go with the gamer unit.
I'm intending to buy a laptop, but am so confused. my budget is 1200 dollars. i've looked at both these laptops but i cant make up my mind which one to get. i need it for school purpose, which is basic. the sony is very stylish, Lenovo has the old look.. but ppl say Lenovo will last long. Are sony not good? Please help me