Just discovered this:
Since Apple may soon block independent repairs and/or obsolete my MacBook Air I know where my next laptop is going to come from... 🤓
Also interesting: https://www.tuxedocomputers.com
They have some interesting laptops and workstation configurations with AMD Ryzen CPUs.
My philosophy has always been: unless you drop it on concrete, a computer should work when opening the box.
If it works when you open the box, it's probably good until you drop it on concrete... 😋
If it does not work when you open the box, you can replace it anyway, simply by putting it back in its box, and sending it back.
5 years warranty on something like a laptop is probably overkill (but that's just me).
If you have "older" people, they should be on iPad, IMHO. Much less work for the maintainer of said hardware.
Yes, in my family, that's usually me. How did you guess?
And older users are the worst: computer does not work? Too slow? Weird virus thingie? Just replace it!
Linux Geeks doing what Linux Geeks do..