Yes, that's true. I have also had a very good experience with a Samsun Series 9 unit (Samsung's answer the MacBook Air - very similar form factor, good but not quite as good battery life, etc.) I used it for a while with Windows on it and then for a longer while with Ubuntu. I managed to crack the screen and that made the touch screen misbehave badly enough to make the machine unusable, but I was able to disable the touch screen and it was still perfectly usable.
Did you try to get replacement screen?