so the box that sony sent me for me to send them my laptop was quite impressive. It had two clear stretchy panels that became taught when you folded the cardboard correctly. The cardboard gave a little to cradle my laptop (and probably any laptop with in a certain range of sizes. When the box was finally forced closed (part of the process), the laptop was suspended between these two clear stretch peices of plastice, with carboard bearing most of the weight. Very nice packaging.