Finally got myself a new laptop: a second-hand ThinkPad T470 that I bought for a really good price. It’s in excellent shape and the seller sent it with a RAM upgrade and a 256GB NVMe SSD that I replaced with a 1TB stick. Not bad at all.
Of course I’ve heard a million people wax poetic about the build quality and overall greatness of (most) ThinkPads but I’m still positively impressed by this machine. The battery life ain’t great, but even that can be improved if I so wish.
As soon as I got my hands on this thing, I installed Fedora Linux on it and I’ve yet to find something to complain about. Everything just works and all in all I’m having a smoother and far more enjoyable experience than I ever did on Windows.
I still don’t have a lot of free time – and that won’t change for the forseeable future – but I’ve been thinking of exploring the world of tiling window managers. They seem like something that’d be right up my alley, which probably means I should stay away from them lest I develop an obsession.
With a brain a little less fried and time a lot less monopolized, I’ll think about it.