This is to kill the secondary market now that a 5 year old laptop has a cpu that is just fine. If it wasn't to kill the secondary market and the flash was really amazing and isn't going to fail ever they'd show a 5 year warranty.
We all know they won't do that, they'll actually charge you extra to get any useful warranty. But yeah, I dislike apple and won't buy their crap after paying thousands for a macbook pro that they shipped with faulty nvidia hardware and didn't recall. Apple are just a horrible company, the existence of other horrible companies does not excuse them for being awful. They're worse than microsoft, their reputation was only ever better than microsofts due to their failure to get market power. As soon as they got any they went nuts with it. Think different to apple.
Asus zenbook with any linux distro on it is just a plain better laptop.
Please add your successful linux laptops to this thread.