Summary: I just bought two more of these for spare machines. Hope that these are as clean. Will update if I find anything bad about the next two.
Pros: This machine is very clean for a "refurb" (and I've purchased a few "horror story" refurb laptops over the years). If I didn't know better, I'd think that it was brand new. It works perfectly and I have not found any issues at all with it. It came with what appears to be a new battery and I got a...
Cons: None, really. It's a little bit slow and could benefit from swapping in an SSD drive.
Summary: My first Thinkpad was purchased in 1998 for MBA school and cost a now unbelievable $5K. I have tried Fujitsu, Sony and Dell and we are back with commercial-grade Thinkpad laptops for good. This particular Thinkpad was a steal.