coming from a computer install of linux on which i had to use bumblebee, my thinkpad always leaves me with a smile whenever i do system maintenance.
everything just works. not only that, but often it will work even better on thinkpads than what it does on other hardware.
an example of this i stumbled upon today is tlp, which exclusively on thinkpads has even better support and reports even more data.
i love my thinkpad.