Why bother with getting an ARM machine, when a four year old laptop with an SSD upgrade will be faster, more useful, and most importantly for linux, there's a chance some of the hardware might be supported.
Show me this mythical 4 year old laptop with a 20hr battery life.
And why "can we Linux"? Lets see:
* Cheaper SKU if we don't have to buy wiindows
* No need for on-the-fly code translation
* No restrictions on what we can run on it (You can only install Chrome on the pro SKU? GTFO)
* Its what we actually use in day to day life
Sorry if this bores you, I'm a tech guy, I use Linux for my work, Linux on my phone and Linux on all my home machines, please forgive me for being interested in whether this new device can actually be useful for my needs.