That's exactly the reason I would hesitate with this throwback thinkpad, and haven't owned one in almost 2 decades. I just don't have the time nor desire to carry around a cinder block with me everywhere I go anymore. Back then it was cute because people would notice I'm a geek who could afford nice tech. Today a ThinkBrick is just too impractical.
It's also rather impractical to slide your brand new cell phone in your pocket only to watch it bend.
Presumably this is the result of two identical twins who entered the marketing arena about five years ago. One of them stood in a corner and started screaming "LIGHTER! LIGHTER!" while the other one ran to another corner and started screaming "THINNER! THINNER!". They haven't fucking shut up since.
Of course common sense tried to talk them off the ledge, but got trampled by the consumer mob of idiots who now put fashion over function every time, hence the reason Lenovo execs are drooling over something as superficial as a blue enter key.
16 cores and the latest 3D memory you say? Yeah, fuck all that, I'm just here for the rubberized paint.