I learned this yesterday, as I was going down the stairs, and my ankle rolled. I caught the banister, my laptop decided to go Wright brothers on me and attempt flight. It failed. It literally flew down an entire flight of stairs, shattered the screen, ripped the plastic amazingly. I have insurance on it, but I don't know yet how much they are going to cover. They will replace it with a similar model, or I will be able to take a cash settlement on it for the same amount they could replace mine for.
I know I will be getting another ThinkPad, I won't have anything else, it just comes down to the question. I had a T41, they will probably replace with a T60 with similar specs. But I also could take the cash settlement and throw in some of my own money and do a upgrade. So the questions becomes, if I do the upgraded model, do I do a Z61m Advanced, or a T60p? I think I'm leaning towards the T60p, but does anyone have any personal experience with the Z61? I've never used one.