Summary: This replaces my Thinkpad T40 which after 7+ years of reliable service was beginning to show its age. The T410s appears to be a very worthy successor and much less expensive. My main computer is a desktop which is put through its paces with large spreadsheets and graphic intensive programs. The T410s' role is to carry those applications on road. For me travel convenience, performance, and reliablity are most important. Out the box the T410s meets the first two criteria.