So I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad
I thought I'd drop a review. I've had it for about six months now. I bought a t400, had it preloaded w/ XP.
Since I've had it, two pieces of hardware have failed (a fingerprint reader and DVD-burner). They overnighted both parts to me, which are designed to be user-replaceable. The DVD drive just pops right out, so that's no big deal. The fingerprint reader is built into the palmrest, so that was a wee bit more intimidating.
For us at least somewhat technical people (most on this forum) it was great. The parts were OVERNIGHTED.
By the time I gave up and called tech support I'd already tried almost everything...
So when I told the tech support people what I had tried, they actually BELIEVED and LISTENED to me! WOW!
Further, their tech support is in Atlanta, GA.
To be fair, two pieces of hardware failing is a bit high. I think, though, that the T400 is in many ways a new model with a few new technologies in it (a fingerprint reader among them). So I'm not too worried about it.
Anyway. The system itself is quite snappy, especially for multi-tasking, etc. as dual-cores are wont to be.
But the TECH support has blown me away. Just flat blown me away. In my mind, this is what we WANT tech support to be, and it is.
I'd totally recommend the company.
Windows Vista downgraded to XP
Dual Core 2.4 Centrino 2
160GB 7200RPM HD
Dual video card: Intel & ATI HD3470