ThinkPad professional series users (T and P series) are paying a lot of money for their machines compared to the $300 consumer junk at the low end of the line.
I bought one of those €300 machines for my son. Totally worth it: het dropped it on the floor within a month, and the charging cable bent the chassis. Thing wouldn't close anymore. But after unscrewing a lot of screws, and a small plier job, I managed to get everything working again! Even their consumer junk is built quite well I must say.
Best thing that happened to that machine was a failure of the Windows partition. I had to re-install Windows from scratch on a fresh formatted disk, and that left no trace of the Lenovo bloatware. Machine seems to be running 100% OK (but still as fast as molasses) on the vanilla Windows drivers.