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This might be helpful to someone: For my most recent Stable installation, I used firmware-10.1.0-amd64-netinst.iso. They have the current "Unofficial non-free images including firmware packages" here: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/
When I got my Thinkpad and blew off Windows, the first thing I did was install Debian stable. I have since upgraded when Buster became the new stable. No reinstall needed.
I added a few tweaks like Dash to Dock to make it easy for my wife (we take the Thinkpad on holiday.)
Debian required a wire for installation because the Intel wifi wouldn't work without the non-free firmware. It does as soon as you install the needed packages.
I suppose I could have gone with Mint to avoid all the hassle but after a while Mint is B-O-R-I-N-G. I like Debian with GNOME and a few tweaks.