Lenovo purchased IBM's personal computing division in 2005, along with the ThinkPad line. ThinkPads are my default go-to laptops; they are no-nonsense, affordable, powerful, customizable machines, tend to be well-supported by the Linux kernel, and come in the correct color.
Applying UEFI updates
- `fwupmgr` supports many Thinkpads, but it generally lags the releases by a month or more.
- Download the installation ISO, and convert it to a USB-bootable image with `geteltorito`: `geteltorito INPUT > OUTPUT && dd if=INPUT of=DEV`
- The lively and fanatical r/Lenovo subreddit