The list says gibberish things like i7-3840QM, i7-10710U, i5-7200U
With the exception of the Librem laptops, I believe all the other models come in multiple variants with different CPU. Some of those variants won’t work with Qubes OS. So in order for the list to be useful, we need to call out the model+CPU as a basic identification of which computer is verified by the community.
But aren’t /all/ relevant things are just strictly better for newer CPUs?
It appears to me that your perspective of the list is, that the typical user will look at it and quickly try to identify the fastest/newest/“best” option and then attempt to purchase it. This would be reasonable, if all Qubes OS users would live in places and situations that allow them to get their hands on pretty much any of the computers listed.
I believe that perspective might be better served by this thread, while at least my understanding of the “community-recommended list” is meant to be helpful to a global audience of non-technical Qubes OS users.
The most important information is the list itself: these computers will install Qubes OS without issue. In a next step the user then checks the availability of each of these computers in their region and within their budget. For the vast majority of people on this planet including journalists, activists and people living in oppressive regimes that will narrow it to very few options. Neither the Librem nor a recently released high-end ThinkPad is likely to be one of them.