I would like an economical, well-supported laptop for doing linux stuff. Functional thunderbolt 3 support for external GPU would be nice. I am less obsessed with internal GPUs these day; it turned out to be a giant PITA.
The classic go-to linux laptop. Are they still… working? Is that a thing? I checked out of that question ages ago. Sounds like it is contested, but they do suppport certain configurations, AFAICT the less fashionable/more obsolete ones.
A long usually-tolerably-successful project: keeping the razer blade behaving well as a linux machine..
TBH the fact that in some recent update random USB devices have been failing to resume has really started to annoy me.
System76 laptops now look less ugly and seem to have more attractive specs. See, e.g., the oryx is the hefty GPU one. Like the Razer gear, the fact that there is no local service agent in Australia means that taking on such machines is a risk. OTOH, they are the creators of Pop!OS which has various nice features for my own workflow. The darter appears to be the model that has enough thunderbolt support for eGPUs, but at time of writing was not available.
Librem the open-as-possible-hardware laptop.