@romanzolotarev My T450s is still awesome on OpenBSD. If you pick up a large-capacity battery as well, you can hot-swap the removable battery, and OpenBSD rignning lightweight software can go 12 hours minimum before swapping out the big battery for the slim battery to get a few more hours.
@romanzolotarev I hear great things about the X220 as well, but the T450s is pretty light/small already, so I never considered an X this time around, when I bought it new.

In any case, I'd definitely suggest a ThinkPad. They're half of what they were, but still the best (by a smaller margin).
@romanzolotarev #OpenBSD also gives me the longest usable lifetime I've ever gotten out of laptops. It doesn't start feeling slow in six months on Windows, in a year on popular Linux crap, two years on mercilessly tuned Linux, or four on FreeBSD. I expect seven or more, total, out of this.
@romanzolotarev That said, I don't know what to pick from your list except "definitely a ThinkPad". I initially wanted an X1 Carbon, but realized the T450s would be better new, would be better in the long run without upgrades, and was more upgradeable. A good year X1 still sounds nice, though.

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