I'm considering to buy a Lenovo ThinkPad E470 which I most likely will run Ubuntu 16.04 on. Is this machine "plug and play" with Ubuntu 16.04, or does it require any kind of configuration adventures? I do see that it has been certified for Ubuntu, but I'd like to hear if anyone has hands on experience with this machine.
If you plugin in a HDMI cable for an external monitor, can you then close the LID and use the external monitor only? I've had numerous battles with Ubuntu going into hibernation when closing the lid, regardless of battery/hibernation settings.
Does wireless and cabled network work out of the box?