Frequently Asked Questions

What are the shipping costs?

See:
https://minifree.org/shipping-costs

What laptop should I choose?

Most people will be happy with the X200. It’s small, light and portable, while also being powerful enough for most daily tasks. It can easily be used for a number of tasks, including programming and video editing.

The T400 has the same CPU/graphics /chipsets as the X200, but it is bigger and heavier, with a larger screen. The T400 is largely recommended for professionals and power users.

More information each product is on each page.

 

What about warranty and shipping times?

See delivery and return policy

What’s the username and password?

On all laptops shipped by Minifree, the default username is user and the password is password

You must change at least the password immediately, because this is generic and not secure, used on every Minifree laptop that is shipped.

What is Libreboot?

Libreboot is a free BIOS replacement, for core hardware initialization. It starts a bootloader, when will then boot your operating system. See libreboot.org for more information.

You can also find libreboot-specific technical support from that website.

What if I brick my laptop when updating libreboot?

Instructions are available on the libreboot website, for updating when new versions are released. Although the instructions are meticulously well-written, with the aim to reduce mistakes by newbies, accidents can still happen.

If you brick your Minifree laptop when updating libreboot, Minifree will unbrick it for free if you send it back to us. Even if your warranty has expired!

Why Minifree?

It’s a reference to Orwell’s 1984 novel. In the world depicted by that novel, “freedom” is a banned word. So, in that world, “Minifree” could never exist.

It’s a very amusing name.