Hey, I was hoping I could get some suggestions from you guys. Always been more of a desktop computer guy. I will be installing Linux on this new laptop, although I think most notebook work well with Linux. I dont need an i3 or higher processor, I will not be using it for gaming or heavy programs. Mainly command line stuff, a little programming, browsing inet, and the occasional video, but nothing too heavy. I think I would be ok with a Core2Duo processor, about 2gb of ram, and a 100 +/- disk. I've tried a couple of weaker processors and they just feel too slow, for everything. The size is not a big deal, nor the weight of the laptop. I'm more interested in the quality of the machine, I want something well built. I was looking at a couple of Thinkpads, those things are made for war, I've used a couple ones that had years of use and abuse and they still work like a charm. However, when I got into it a little more, I found out that there are a couple of issues with some of them. For example, the one I liked the most, was the Thinkpad T61, but I found out that all the T61 made before 2008 have a bad gpu, and that is going to ruin the computer eventually. I know that it's kind of impossible to know if a laptop is going to have problems or not, but for example, in that case, it is already known and stated by both Lenovo and Nvidia. I don't know if the same problem affects the T60 tho, can anyone confirm that? Also, I've seen the Lenovo x100e, which does not have a Core2Duo but still seems like a nice little machine. But there seems to be an ongoing issue with the overheating on those as well. Also I've seen the Dell Latitude D630, and I've read both good and bad reviews about those. I know they're well built, but I don't think its the same quality as the Thinkpads. And there seems to be no middle ground when it comes to these machines, people either love them or hate them. So, I don't want to make this too long. I want something well built that can last for at least a couple of years. The ones that I've seen are: Thinkpad T60X100e Dell D630 Also, any words on the Thinkpad G450? Couldn't find much about that one. These are the ones that I've seen working and they seem to be ok, I don't know much about Dell or other brands and how they perform, but any suggestion is welcomed.