"I'm running Crunchbang on my ThinkPad right now and didn't have any trouble getting it to work. The WiFi needed a driver but it was easily found on the repository in a few seconds. In my experience Linux support on laptops doesn't mean that everything works 100% after the install but that you actually can get everything to work.
Anyway... it's a great little laptop, very portable and sturdy at the expense of being noticeably heavier than similar sized laptops. The display isn't quite as sharp as I'd like and while the speakers are serviceable if you feel like rocking out to Motley Crue you'd best pack some headphones. Lastly what I really do LOVE about this laptop is that unlike many laptops now you can easily pop off the back panel and perform upgrades or repairs."
"I purchased this laptop with the A4-5000 cpu and it is incredibly fast for a small size laptop. This is my first ThinkPad and I am very impressed with the build quality. Also this machine has 2 usb 3.0, VGA, HDMI, and an Ethernet port, things rarely found on a laptop this size. The only disappointments I have are the Ethernet port is a 10/100 rather than gigabit and there is no option for a solid state drive yet. Overall this is a great laptop for the price."