Originally Posted by synchlavier
@Ztcoracat there is one last question you mentioned the i-7... I have heard Linux has issues with the i-5 is this true ? In other words I've been told to either use the i3 or i7 but not i5 with Linux
Choosing i3 over i5 is just silly.
i7 has all instructions (imo not that important/feasible for laptops), for a higher price.
i5 is a dumbed down (still reasonable ... and cheaper) i7.
i3 is a bricked low-power i7 (still usable if you're not very demanding and low in budget).
Linux utilizes all i7/i5/i3 instructions just fine.
As for your original question;
Thinkpads are ugly, heavy bricks that just do their job for a correct price.