Case in point, my 2002 model ThinkPad X31 survives after years of drops and falls. And thats the story with many other T20’s from earlier.
But all newer thinkpads (even from 3 years ago) are breaking apart like cheapo Dell or HP units.
Post-Lenovo the ThinkPad brand is just a marketing label not a product-quality seal.
Proof: Writing this post on my ThinkPad x31 after a drop from the bed to the floor just few minutes ago. The WinXP was on sleep. I just flipped the screen open and it works without a hitch.