I made a post a few days ago about going iPad only, with my Mac mini for heavy duty tasks. At work however it quickly fell apart and now I find myself looking for another MacBook... except... I did have a lot of hassle with my last one despite it being a real weapon. And at the minute, the MacBook is a bit dated, the Air lacks a lot for the price, the 2017 13” is also no longer as much a gem due to age and the TB 2018 models are going back to where I was with the issues I had at the start of the year. The portability of the iPad is great, but after another thread I made about a Surface and users experiences (as well as the very real OTHER compromises a tablet brings despite its benefits) I’m deciding to go with a ThinkPad. The smallest, light model I can find that doesn't compromise on quality or performance. The ThinkPad X280. If you go on the UK Lenovo site I’m contemplating the highest quick-ship model. The i7, 512GB, HD screen one. This was previously way too small, and the 13” MBP was getting too small as well at work and home. But I since have a monitor at work and home, so I can plug the ThinkPad in there (no adapter needed) for comfortable computing. Another thing I didn’t like with the expensive MBP was the ‘all my eggs in one basket’ thing. They’re all going to be in the X280, but it’s marketed as tough, reliable and user replaceable parts from the Lenovo store itself. If Apple did this it’d be a different story but if anything they’re getting worse about that. And the quality of my Apple Store repairs last year really made me feel a fool - hairs on it, and loose bottom case - that was after a 140 mile trip and then again to pick it up a week later... hence why despite its merits I’m not considering one again. It’s also a bad time to buy a MacBook, with WWDC around the corner. I’m off this week for a final exam at university so nows my chance to sell my Apple gear and order the ThinkPad so it comes before I head back to work in 2 weeks time. What do you guys think about this? I had a ThinkPad E470 before and didn’t like it, but that was comparing a £400 Windows PC to a £1,250 Mac which I suppose wasn’t fair and wasn’t expected to be a fair alternative. People told me the E series wasn’t a ‘real thinkpad’ - is the X280? I hear them mentioned a hell of a lot. I’ll be selling my 6-core Mac Mini, iPad Air 3, Logitech smart folio 10.5, Apple Pencil and iPhone XR. I work out that i’ll Get about £2,200. £1,400 on that ThinkPad, leaving up to £800 for a new phone. I’m thinking ANdroid with as little Google on it as possible to go all in on the Windows ecosystem. The integration in latest builds of W10 with Android is going to deliver that ‘integrated’ experience I thought only possible on the Mac with SMS and calls. I was thinking one of the Moto phones from Lenovo, but which one? ANd saving a few hundred £ in the process.