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I've been using an old X220 (2012?) all year as my robot brain (ie it literally sits on the robot base and runs a few ROS nodes for the onboard sensors and the base controller) without issue. For this purpose I would absolutely recommend an old Thinkpad. The only drawback in my case is the battery life, which for mine lasts only 2 hours or so if I'm running a lot of tests. I haven't tried to run RVIZ or any other graphics-related programs on it though, and my gut feeling is the older Thinkpads wouldn't be good for that.