Currently I run a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon and unfortunately it only has 1TB of space, which I don't want to partition or shrink. My options then seem to become buying an external SSD and installing Ubuntu onto it or buying another cheaper laptop and installing Ubuntu on to that.
I have seen other posts and it is doable to install Ubuntu onto an SSD, but is there any performance loss or other negatives I should know about?
Buying an SSD seems to be the cheap option since I can get SSD's off Amazon for around ~$200 whereas a laptop might cost more (since I need it portable). Also, since portability matters, the SSD would be perfect (assuming it's a good option).
Has anyone ever tried this? I don't want to buy the SSD if it's not a good option.