"Portable horsepower"4.0 starson by Sardukar88
Pros: Excellent keyboard, excellent build quality (textured finish looks cool, and is easy to grip), fast, perfect size - not too small and not too big, built in Lenovo software is actually decent, very tough, quiet, and keeps cool after running for hours.
Cons: Battery takes forever to charge, like 3 1/2 hours - screen could be higher quality, viewing angles are not great vertically, battery could last a bit longer, as a laptop, it's expensive for the specs, but you get what you pay for.
Summary: I was looking at getting a smaller 13.3" laptop, and I'm glad I didn't. This is about as small as can be fully functional, every day. These don't have the widescreen format of most laptops these days, so for actual work, it's far and away the better format - I've got the better 1440x900 screen, and I would suggest you do the same, the extra real estate you get on the screen is worth it.
It's quite snappy, it brings up Google Chrome almost instantly, resumes from sleep almost instantly as well - HD videos are not a problem, and the system just never seems to bog down. Keyboard is excellent, and how can you live without the thinkpad joystick, after you've used it?
The only downside to the laptop is the battery - as I mentioned in the cons section, 3.5 hours to charge a battery is ridiculous - especially since the battery lasts a little over 3 hours. The 9 cell I'm sure is even worse. Other than that, I really have no complaints, the screen is bright enough to view even in sunlight, and is a matte finish, rather than the glossy trend that so many manufacturers are adopting - looks great in the store, sucks to use in real life.
And the main reason why people buy Thinkpad is that they last. I like having a laptop that I know the hinges aren't going to start breaking after a year. If you're planing on keeping it for awhile, get a Thinkpad - my previous one works just fine, and has been dropped and slung around in a non padded bookbag for years - not a thing wrong with it.