It occurs to me this morning that, when it comes to portable computers, what I really want is a new x230.
Give me an x230 with 16+ GB of RAM, a fast TB SSD, a reasonably specced modern processor, and a couple of USB C ports to supplement the existing ports, and I'd be pretty pleased.
@ajroach42 have you seen the x210? https://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/50924.html
@th I had not.