Purism news, an operations roadmap, and a final decision on 4K for existing orders. Read the full update.
We have had a long road to get to 4K in our second revision of the Librem 15 units. This has not been without frustration with supply chain delays, but we are finally finished testing a fully functional 4K prototype that is ready for mass production. Read the full update.
1080 screen stock is in - and we've got some options for 4k panels. Read the full update.
A delay in 4K screen shipment will push delivery of rev2s back, but once they are in, shipment should go quickly! Read the full update.
Thank you all for supporting our worthy cause, it is with your support that we can continue to push for positive change with regard to security, privacy, and freedom in the industry. We have been shipping Purism Librem 13 and Purism Librem 15 rev2 units, slowly incrementing through the order queue. Here is how we are doing it, so you know your rough place in line: Read the full update.
All Librem laptops come with a Hardware Kill Switch (HKS) which physically severs the circuit to the Camera and Microphone. The Librem laptops are the first to offer this feature and it works quite well. And in some cases, a bit TOO well. Specifically a Librem laptop Camera and Microphone Hardware Kill Switch will work with any GNU/Linux OS, but only as long as one obeys these simple rules: Read the full update.
We have finalized the PureOS 2.0 OEM Install ISO, so we can ship batches waiting for PureOS 2.0 starting on Thursday, December 10th and Friday, December 11th. Read the full update.
The anodized aluminium is more beautiful than we imagined, the tolerances are tight, so the Librem 13 is extremely solid.... Read the full update.
We had a detailed meeting with fabrication yesterday and will provide greater detail on the production status for both the Librem 13 and Librem 15 rev2... Read the full update.
We are planning on, for future revisions, moving the Hardware Kill Switches from the hinge cover, to the side of the case, and with that probably separating out the mic/camera while still combining the bluetooth/wireless. This proposed change would be for later versions if we do include it, so expect... Read the full update.
Thank you to all the backers of the Librem 13 campaign (and the Librem 15 rev2 growth), it is so exciting to see the support! It is this support from the community that makes it worth the effort to keep pushing against the status quo. We will continue to push the message that users’ rights must be respected in everything we do. Read the full update.
The Librem 15 fabrication is moving along, we should be expecting units in as early as the week of the 20th. Read the full update.
It is looking like 4 weeks of fabrication for the Librem 15 rev2, rather than an expedited 3 weeks, so pulling out the more aggressive dates. Read the full update.
Another quick update to let you all know, we have approved the fabrication of the Librem 15 rev2 motherboard, the prototype we received passed with flying colors. Read the full update.
Backlighting is now integrated into the Librem 15 keyboard. Read the full update.
We received the Librem 15 rev2 (third) prototype August 13th (Thursday) of this week! Read the full update.
We had two small motherboard fabrication issues with the Librem 15 rev2 (second) prototype Monday of this week, it was sent back to fabrication to resolve those issues Wednesday of this week, and we are expected to receive an updated version (our third prototype) in South San Francisco before Thursday, August 13th (being sent out priority Monday August 10th). Read the full update.
We are so excited to share our motherboard debugging photos, as you can see from the raw images, we are making great progress on the Librem 15 rev2. Read the full update.
We are making progress on our Librem 15 rev2 roll out, albeit slower than we all hoped. We are still very excited to be making what essentially is a backer-designed laptop from the motherboard fabrication on up. Read the full update.
Things are moving right along at Purism! We have begun to ship the Librem 15 rev1, and are excited to announce that the Librem 15 rev1 is currently sold out. Additionally, we will begin testing on the second prototype of the Librem 15 rev2. If our rigorous standards are met during the testing process, we will immediately begin assembly in a rolling shipment plan, beginning with those orders placed earliest with the least complex configurations, and commencing with the later, more complex configurations. Read the full update.
We love our backers! After our last update regarding Intel's physical 16GB memory maximum for 5th Generation CPUs, we heard from a backer that Intelligent Memory can run 32GB even though the specification states 16GB! This was corroborated by both PCWorld ( <http://www.pcworld.com/article/2894509/want-32gb-of-ram-in-your-laptop-or-nuc-you-can finally-do-it.html> ) and our direct contact at Intelligent Memory this morning. We are back to offering 32GB, and will not change the existing orders down to 16GB. Read the full update.
Hello, Backers! Thank you again for helping us improve the world of privacy, security, and freedom in computing! Here at Purism, we have been busy working on production of the Librem 15 laptops, and we are excited to share the following updates with you. Most importantly, we need to let you know about about some of the configuration and design decisions we are facing, as well our findings regarding the physical hardware boundaries from Intel. We see this as a wonderful opportunity to work directly with our faithful backers, to not only create the ideal laptop for our users, but to craft hardware and software that aligns with our beliefs. Read the full update.
Seeing all the wonderful designs, it took a long time to narrow things down, however we had to pick a winner from all these great designs, and that winner is 022, pictured above. It was a very tough decision, there were a lot of great submissions, even ones that were so unique we had a lot of debate about them, but what it came down to in selecting the winner was simplicity, similarity to our ... Read the full update.
Due to the overwhelming backer response to our Librem 15 design, and the fantastic responses from an unbelievably knowledgeable group, we have had to break our manufacturing into two revisions to accommodate every request. ‘rev1′ will be the incremental step toward the final ‘rev2′ which will have all the approved changes from the backers. This will mean rev1 will meet the April 2015 deliverabl... Read the full update.
Here are all the entries we received for the Bootscreen Image Design Contest! Read the full update.
Thank YOU! First of all, we would like to thank each and every backer who has helped us exceed our goal, with days still remaining! This means the Librem 15 will be going to production, and you will receive your laptop as soon as we get the motherboard fabricated and the laptop assembled! Your comments, questions, support, criticisms, and advice have led us to create something that we all are v... Read the full update.
Hello, backers! The Librem 15 laptop is now available with keyboard layouts for a variety of languages! This has been one of the most requested features since the campaign launched, which makes sense given the broad support weve received from around the world. Here are the layouts currently available: Arabic Belgian Danish Dutch English (US) French German Italian Japanese Norwegian Portuguese ... Read the full update.
Hello, backers! Creating the worlds first privacy- and freedom-protecting high-end laptop has proven to be a great adventure. One of the most satisfying things about this adventure is the level of community engagement. Weve received an astounding amount of feedback from all corners and the Librem 15 has evolved dramatically because of it (see previous updates), making it a better piece of hardw... Read the full update.
The amount of support and feedback weve received from all corners has been tremendously encouraging and has led to significant changes to the actual design of the Librem 15 laptop, such as: upgraded CPU revamped graphics option for ultra HD screen four-fold expansion of RAM capacity optical drive replacement options upgrade to fiber optic audio jack and there are potential other improvements ... Read the full update.
By an overwhelmingly popular demand, we decided to splurge and go with a 32GB RAM physical memory maximum, and will manufacture an 8-layer motherboard, so all Librem 15 laptops will ship with 4 physical RAM slots! If you have already ordered and want to upgrade to 32GB of RAM, place a new order, with a comment to cancel your previous order. If you were waiting around for us to offer 32GB of RAM... Read the full update.
Hello backers! This update comes bearing news of exciting new hardware options for the Librem 15 Laptop, all thanks to the valuable feedback youve provided. Please keep it coming! This is a community effort and we strive to stay nimble enough to meet the communitys needs. NVIDIA Out, Intel i7-4770HQ In By popular demand, we have upgraded the CPU from the Intel i7-4712MQ to the i7-4770HQ, which ... Read the full update.
The Librem 15 laptop needs a bootscreen image, and we need your help to come up with it! The competition starts today. Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of December 22nd January 31st. On December 23rd February 2nd, all submissions will be posted in an update, and on December 24th February 3rd we’ll pick a winner. Assuming the campaign successfully funds, the winner... Read the full update.
We would like to thank everybody for their early support, questions, and comments, it has helped us immensely. Please do not hesitate to ask a question! We’ve already made changes based on these early comments, so keep them coming. Drive Bay Update One such change we’ve made, and can publicly announce today, is the addition of the drive bay option. We were shipping a CD/DVD ROM by default, and ... Read the full update.