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I resisted getting a notebook/laptop before this and never really needed one. However I'm going overseas in a few weeks so figured it could be useful.
It's a Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e, yep the 11.6" one targeted for schools. Touch screen with 360° hinges so it can be used like a tablet. The current model retails at ~$AU920 and this one is about 18 months old for which I paid $AU395 (that's about 2 nickels in US currency with the current abysmal exchange rate ).
CPU is Celeron 1.6/2.2GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, comes with Win 10 Home.
So of course I put Debian Buster on it when I got home which was mainly smooth with a couple of UEFI setup tweaks. Was very tricky to actually hit the button at the right time to get into setup though. I basically cloned the package list from my production PC. It thought it would be quite slow with such a modest processor but it's amazingly sprightly. It was a spur-of-the-moment buy and I was having second thoughts on the way home but I'm quite pleased with it now. 😎👍
Here's an old DW review of SalineOS 1.6: https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20120227#feature
I think I started with 1.0. I had the distro installed here for at least a year, maybe a couple of years. Then the developer was going in some directions with 2.0 that I didn't care for, and I think the project was ended before 2.0 was finalized. But I liked the earlier versions. And I liked how he released 1.0, based on Squeeze, soon after the Testing freeze, rather than several months after it went to Stable -- that was attractive to me, and I like to install from Debian Testiing a few weeks after the freeze now.