I recently purchased a new laptop. My old Thinkpad T430s had come of age. Its keyboard fell apart, its body had a crack (after a fall), and the hard drive was full. These are all things that can be taken care of, especially with a Thinkpad. However, my old machine was 5 years old, so I decided to get an upgrade.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.xltoolbox.net/blog/2018/08/exit-thinkpad-t430s-enter-thinkpad-t480s.html