I'm looking for a cheap, portable and durable Laptop to run Linux on. I have been searching quite a bit and found the Lenovo Thinkpad x220. I know Thinkpads are supposed to be great with Linux and really durable. It's 12.5 Inches which is a good size. I would buy it here for 199€ and then I would buy a 120gb SSD from amazon for about 45€. But for the same money I would also get a Chromebook, which is lighter and has better battery life. I just don't know how well it would behave under Linux for the things I want to do.
The things I want to do:
- Put Arch Linux on it with i3wm
- Web browsing including streaming video from YouTube, Netflix...
- basic Java programming (but nothing intense)
- HTML, CSS editing and stuff like that
- Libre Office
- Thunderbird for email
- maybe play some unintense steam indie games or emulate Nintendo DS games
Should I go with a used Thinkpad or get a new Chromebook? Which Chromebooks are a good alternative here?