"Big, black brick. And I love it."4.0 starson by david_uk
Pros: Deep, clear matte screen. Trackpoint. Clicky keyboard. Top quality.
Cons: ThinkVantage utility bloatware can be intrusive and difficult to remove.
Summary: I specify and buy my own kit which I use mainly for business. Before upgrading I always check the market, then come back to ThinkPad. There's something reassuring about the black rubbery box, the matte screen and clicky keyboard. Good things never need to change. Some have commented on Lenovo's poor CS but so far I haven't had to use it. My old ThinkPads have long since been passed on to work colleagues and family and all are still going strong. That's why I don't mind paying extra to get the gold standard in laptops.