Some notes regarding the Lenovo Thinkpad L480. As of end 2018, it seems to be a good choice for an affordable laptop, with the hardware nicely supported under Linux. The Thinkpad T480 is much more expensive and a Business2Business (B2B) model, with more ports and better material than the L480. The L480 is said to have lower quality parts than the T480, but it is also for the B2B market. The E480 has less interfaces than the E480, and is 300€ cheaper.
[chris@電脳 thermal]$ for i in /sys/devices/virtual/thermal/thermal_zone*; \ do cat $i/type $i/temp; done acpitz 37000 INT3400 Thermal 20000 SEN1 28000 pch_skylake 34000 B0D4 37000 x86_pkg_temp 37000 iwlwifi 32000 [chris@電脳 thermal]$