I needed a computer right now, urgently. My not so old Thinkpad crapped out on me completely. The screen started flickering and giving me a headache. Honestly I am happy to get rid of the Thinkpad brand, it became cheap with horrendous customer service. Not what it used to be. And laptop broke after less than 2 years. The only thing I am truly missing is a trackpoint. But will get used to touchpad again with time. I settled down on a base model. And instead of paying for RAM upgrade, Im putting $100 towards a new laptop 3 years from now.