Your post has some problems.
>Form Factor ... 4:3 (SCNR)
It's been stated that no manufacturer makes 4:3 screens with the right properties - 3:2 is a better, more supported option, but you 4:3 zealots screwed up the poll and now you have widescreen.
>classic 7 row keyboard (the true classic is without Windows Keys)
On Windows *and* UNIX desktops, they're extremely useful shortcut keys.
> data security!!!
What are you implying with this?
You can always install it yourself, and you'd complain about the default distro anyways.
X201: daily driver, i5-560M, 8 GB, 240 GB SSD, Windows 10
T42: testbed, Pentium M, 1 GB, no HD or OS
701cs: coolness, 486DX4-75, 24 MB, 500 MB disk, Windows 95
tc1100: tableteering, Pentium M 753, 1 GB, 40 GB disk, Windows 7