Perhaps, but not as overpriced as Sony Vaio. Only totally brain dead weebs would fall for that. Curiously they are only overpriced outside of Japan.
In any case, I've only had experience with ASUS laptops. They are fine but far from perfect and make me want to try a different brand. I bought my mom a Lenovo last year and she seems happy with it. Not that she knows anything about computers, it's just my assumption. The build quality was a pleasant surprise given that it cost sub 400 euros. All metal, sharp IPS display and smooth scissor keys. I wish it didn't come with the botnet OS, could have shaved off a few bucks there.