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Libreboot T400

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Product Description

A GNU+Linux laptop that Respects Your Freedom!

Looking for high-end Libreboot desktop?

Did you know that most modern Intel and AMD computers come with backdoors implanted by the NSA and other agencies? You do now, and it isn’t pretty. And it’s getting worse. Since the Snowden revelations, we know that most hardware platforms contain backdoors or have insecure software that can have exploitable bugs. Most hardware manufacturers intentionally place insecure backdoors into their systems, for profit. With most systems from the large manufacturers, your company is at risk of data theft, corporate espionage or worse. The Libreboot T400 from Minifree changes that!

The Libreboot T400 is a business-grade, secure owner-controlled laptop that safeguards your privacy, security and freedom. It runs 100% entirely on free and open source software, from the BIOS, right up to the operating system, drivers and applications. It comes with the free and open source Libreboot BIOS replacement, and Debian GNU+Linux, or any other GNU+Linux distribution of your choice.

Your Libreboot T400 obeys you, and nobody else! The Libreboot T400 comes without the Intel Management Engine or AMD PSP!

Shipping worldwide via UPS! (Europe, USA, Canada and Asia included. 2-5 day shipping to most of the world), with a 3 year warranty as standard, and free technical support. Prices are in GBP; use xe.com currency converter to check currency exchange rates (e.g. GBP to EUR, GBP to USD, etc). Minifree provides invoices in GBP by default, but you can request an invoice in another currency (e.g. EUR, USD) if you prefer, and one will be provided.

The correct power cable will be provided, depending on your country (e.g. Euro plug, USA plug, UK plug, etc). Extra cables are available for £10 GBP each.

Your Freedom. Your Libreboot

Libreboot. Free as in freedom BIOS/UEFI replacement. Libreboot is free software which initializes the hardware in the system and boots your operating system. It replaces the non-free BIOS usually found in most laptops.

Minifree’s founder is also the main libreboot developer (and founder of the libreboot project). Profits from Minifree sales directly fund the libreboot project.

Debian GNU+Linux is user-friendly, secure and respects privacy

Logo-DebianDebian GNU+Linux operating system comes preinstalled. Debian comes with all the standard applications for Web browsing, instant messaging, office and productivity, graphics editing, multimedia and more. Thousands of extra applications are also available to install from the Debian repositories, using the apt-get package manager provided. It even has games!

We can also supply a USB drive with the Debian installer on it. This is useful, if you wanted to install Debian onto another computer. This is the full DVD-1 ISO, not the net installer.

The version of Debian that we ship is Debian Jessie, with the MATE desktop.

We will also install any other distribution that you prefer, on request, e.g. Ubuntu, Linux mint, Arch, Parabola, OpenSUSE, Mageia, Manjaro, etc – request it in the textbox on the checkout page

Tor Browser Bundle can be preinstalled in Debian (or whichever distro you choose), at no extra cost. Let us know during checkout (custom notes textbox on the checkout page) if you want this. Alternatively, you can download it yourself from torproject.org.

We can also supply a Tails USB drive. Tails is a live system, which is configured for secure, anonymous internet access by default. This is useful if you live under an oppressive regime, or you need uncensored internet access in a place that implements internet whitelists/blacklists (E.g. school, work, etc).

High quality keyboard, comfortable typing

High quality keyboard, with spill resistance.
It’s one of the most comfortable laptop keyboards available. Unlike most laptop keyboards, this one is also resistant to accidental spills, with drainage holes in case of a spill.

Libreboot T400 touchpad
The Libreboot T400 also features a touchpad, for those who prefer touchpads.

Fast, durable and powerful hardware

This fast, 14″ laptop is built with a strong chassis and shell, guaranteeing that the laptop will last many years.

What storage and RAM configuration should I choose?

The default option for the Libreboot T400 comes with 4GiB RAM and a 160GB HDD for storage. Minifree also provides upgrade options; up to 8GiB RAM, and a 240GB SSD or 1TB HDD.

An SSD can bring with it faster application and OS load times, while also slightly increasing battery life due to lower power consumption. Meanwhile, if you need more than 240GB storage, the 1TB HDD is a good option. If you want extra performance and storage (more than 240GB), one option would be to use the 240GB SSD, and get an external 1TB (or higher) USB HDD for extra storage, which GNU+Linux will automatically recognize when you plug it in. The Libreboot T400 also has an additional SATA port, which Minifree provides secondary HDDs or SSDs for.

The 8GiB RAM upgrade is useful, because more RAM means that you’re less likely to rely on the “swap” partition on the HDD or SSD (use of swap reduces system performance, because the HDD/SSD isn’t as fast as the RAM). This can be useful for people with more demanding requirements; software developers and graphics designers, for instance. For regular usage, it also means that you can run more applications simultaneously.

More storage? RAID? Yes!

The SATA slot for the CD/DVD RW drive can have a second HDD or SSD installed, replacing the CD/DVD RW drive. Minifree can provide this, in one of the following configurations:

  • RAID1 (two identical drives, same capacity. e.g. 2x1TB HDD). This functions effectively as a backup solution, with redundancy (continuous operation) even if one of the drives are inoperable. This can also boost read/write performance.
  • RAID0 (two identical drives, same capacity. e.g. 2x1TB HDD). Not redundant (both drives need to be functional), but can boost read/write performance (more so than RAID1), and increases the usable capacity compared to RAID1.
  • 2nd HDD or SSD for data and/or backup. For instance, the operating system could be installed on a 240GB SSD, and an additional 1TB HDD could be used for extra data or backup.

If you want a 2nd HDD or SSD, but you also want a CD/DVD RW drive, there are USB CD/DVD drives that you can purchase online. These are all generic, and will work automatically in GNU+Linux.

Works in every country

Power cables

The Libreboot T400 from Minifree ships worldwide!. The AC-DC adapter (charger) is 100-240V auto-switching, so it will work in all countries. Minifree will include an EU, UK or USA power cable, depending on your shipping address.

If your country uses another type of power plug, Minifree can provide you with a £5 GBP reimbursement (on request) to cover the costs of purchasing the appropriate adapter. Alternatively, Minifree will source the appropriate adapter (or an actual cable) that will work in your country, and include it in the package. More plug types will be available by default, at a later date.

Do you travel? Minifree can provide extra power cables for £10 GBP each (e.g. EU and US cable). If you need extra cables, mention it in the “notes” box on the checkout and they will be included on the invoice. Extra chargers are also available, for £30 GBP each.

Ports and WiFi Kill Switch

The Libreboot T400 from Minifree features a 1Gbps Ethernet port, 3 USB ports, jacks for mic and headphones, an ExpressCard slot, an anti-theft lock slot, VGA port and more. It also features a CD/DVD RW drive (alternatively, a 2nd HDD/SSD is possible).

CD/DVD RW drive, USB port and anti-theft lockVGA port, 1Gbps ethernet port, USB ports and ExpressCard slotMicrophone and headphone jacks

Radio kill switch

A radio kill switch allows you to immediately disable the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth adapters, when using the laptop inside areas that are insecure, in hospitals or on aeroplanes.

High quality heatsink, efficient cooling solution

Libreboot T400 heatsink
You won’t find cheap aluminium in these laptops. These heatsinks are made of copper, and are matched with excellent fans. Ventilation is also vastly superior compared to most laptops.

Minifree also applies a fresh layer of Arctic MX-4, one of the best thermal compounds on the market, to ensure optimal cooling performance on every laptop.

The Libreboot T400 from Minifree ships worldwide!. The AC-DC adapter (charger) is 100-240V auto-switching, so it will work in all countries. Minifree will include an EU, UK or USA power cable, depending on your shipping address.

If your country uses another type of power plug, Minifree can provide you with a £5 GBP reimbursement (on request) to cover the costs of purchasing the appropriate adapter. Alternatively, Minifree will source the appropriate adapter (or an actual cable) that will work in your country, and include it in the package. More plug types will be available by default, at a later date.

Do you travel? Minifree can provide extra power cables for £10 GBP each (e.g. EU and US cable). If you need extra cables, mention it in the “notes” box on the checkout and they will be included on the invoice. Extra chargers are also available, for £30 GBP each.

Extra batteries

Extra batteries are available.

Stickers!

Libreboot stickers

Libreboot stickers are also available to purchase. This raises extra funding for the Libreboot project.

Free tech support

Free tech support is also provided, for all customers. If you ever have any questions about your laptop, or need help with anything, Minifree is always happy to answer them via email, using the information on the contact page.

Information about the product

Included accessories:

  • RJ-45 ethernet cable
  • Battery included (capacity at least 40 watt-hours or higher)
  • AC-DC adapter (charger) included (100-240V auto-switching, works in all countries)
  • UK, EU or US power cable (depending on country) included.

Optional extras:

  • 2nd HDD or SSD (replaces the CD/DVD RW drive)

Laptop specifications:

  • Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26GHz processor
  • Graphics: Intel GMA 4500MHD
  • Screen: 14.1″ 1280×800 or 1440×900 TFT LCD (where possible, we ship with 1440×900 display, though some have 1280×800. If you specifically want one of them, say which one when ordering)
  • Gigabit ethernet as standard
  • DVD/CD RW drive included (only if not selecting 2nd HDD/SSD)
  • Ports: 1x VGA, 3x USB 2.0, 1x Headphone, 1x Microphone, 1x Gigabit Ethernet, 1x ExpressCard/54, FireWire 400 (IEEE1394)
  • 13.2 x 9.28 x 1.2 inches
  • Weight: 2.2 Kg
  • Upgraded with an 802.11n wireless card (Atheros AR5B95, AR9285 chipset), ensuring full compatibility with free drivers in GNU+Linux.
  • Backlight (brightness) control is fully functional in libreboot on this laptop.
  • The Intel Management Engine (ME) firmware is 100% removed and inoperable. Learn more.

When new libreboot versions are released, it is possible to update to those newer versions using software (no disassembling required). Full instructions are provided.

The Libreboot T400 is a modified ThinkPad T400 (itself a rebranded Wistron design) containing reconditioned parts, with libreboot and GNU+Linux preinstalled.