"My old reliable X40 IBM ThinkPad finally came to the end of its
day so I had to replace it with a new laptop. These days though
instead of having to buy a Windows laptop and retrofitting Linux on
it, I have a wide variety of Linux notebooks to choose from.
"I've tried a good sized sampling of the current generation of
Linux laptops--the Dell 1420 with Ubuntu, and Asus Eee spring to
mind--but I finally decided to buy a Lenovo R61 ThinkPad. It's not
that I found the other laptops lacking. For most users, I'd
recommend the Dell 1420. For users on a budget or for whom having
the lightest possible full-service laptop is all important, I'd
commend the Asus models without a moment's hesitation..."