I'd like to replace my netbook (Samsung N210) by something a little bit more powerful while keeping my machine weight low and long battery life.
I currently hesitate between two machines I consider on par feature wise.
The Asus UX31:
- pluses: nice screen resolution, good battery life, usb3
- minuses: low screen view angles, no backlit keyboard
The MacBook Air 13 inches:
- pluses: nice screen resolution and view angles, backlit keyboard, one-thunderbolt-cable docking station
- minuses: price, the non-standard keyboard layout, no usb3
As I don't want to give up using Ubuntu as I have for 5 years now, I wonder, which should I pick with this in mind ?
I fear that we will never get the possibility to fully use the Thunderbolt port (for the Apple screen for example), but is the usb3 support in Linux in good shape ?
Also, if Ubuntu could run out of the box without tinkering that would be nice (even if I don't mind a bit hacking, my free time is rare these days).