Lol, yeah, those old thinkpads were a beast. Always loved 'em.
Thinkpads are rugged machines. I have a T-61 right now. I love the thing. My old 600X still runs and serves as a backup.
If you can swing it get a color laser. They produce beautiful quality images and text, can literally put out docs by the ream, and toner cartridges last literally years in the home use environment so you aren't constantly running of to get new supplies. Oh yeah, Laser doesn't run like inkjet either.
Color laser is the way to go. I've been using color laser since 2004 and I could not dream of going back.