The Lonovos Thinkpads ROCK!
You can get the Thinkpad in a 14 or 15 inch screen. The 14" has a cage built in to keep the screen safe (more weight?). The 15" doesn't have the "safe cage" feature. The 14" is about right (compromise?) for most business types. The subs are very hard to really do any kind of work except email. You can still get the Thinkpad with XP.