I wanted to replace my entry level Dell with something that was current, more mobile, durable, and higher performance. I was going to go with a SL400, until I decided a T400 would be better. Not to mention they put a package deal on sale, so I got exactly what I wanted for under $850. First, I guess the bad. There are so many settings for power usage that it's confusing. Had Windows 7 freeze once while shutting down the second time I did it. Explorer 64-bit doesn't load sites as good as 32-bit. Only 3 USB ports. No S-video out. DVD's have frozen a couple times while playing and tray won't open. Still getting used to the Funtion key in the bottom left corner. Other than those few one-off's, it's been all smooth sailing. It is so much lighter than I would've thought, even with a 6-cell battery. I can get up to 4.5 hours without turning on battery extender. The Ultra-Nav is amazing. The LED over the screen is very useful. The fingerprint reader is worth it so far, no problems. Windows 7 is worlds better than Vista. More functionality, better visuals, and less crashing than Vista. It starts up so fast with the 2.4 GHz processor and 4GB RAM (under 1 minute)! Also has one USB that you can enable to remain powered when the computer is off, perfect for charging your iPod or Blackberry. I gave it 4 stars for the few minor problems, and if it was around $700 I would've given it 5 stars in value. I still think it's amazing. One of the best purchases of my life, and the fact that ThinkPads have been around for a while makes me think I'll get at least 4 years out of this perfect one.