If you didn't notice, you'll find hardly hear a peep on IBM laptop problems. They do have problems but apparently not as much as others. Plus, thier service is "TOPS, no.1". If i could afford one, I would get new IBM all the time as it is, I use a much older IBM model for simple tasks. However, don't be dismayed if whatever you get doesn't play games very well, most laptops don't especially hi-end games though they should work under less demanding game output. Whatever IBM model you pick, get the one that suits all your needs, don't be stuck by price alone, as in laptops you want to be happy as you're stuck with less options in any upgrade path if available.
I do not have many friends who uses IBM laptops but I am interested in the T42 performance series as my choice in the future. Most likely I will be traveling around, get some work done, and occasionally be playing video games.
Just wondering on other's experiences with this laptop beforehand.