I have an HP Elitebook 840 G5. Price and quality were both good. I'd probably have gotten a Thinkpad though.
Might be worth searching for "laptop return rates", to get an idea of reliability of different brands and models.
Not confident that Cruden will be the same player, nor that he will be available for most games. Don't rate Weber. A couple of forward injuries and the Chiefs could really struggle.
Blues need a quality halfback.