Librem 15 Laptop

by Purism

The first high-end laptop that respects your freedom and privacy.

View all updates Feb 24, 2015

Purism Librem 15 rev1 vs rev2

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 deliverable, however rev2 will be delivered in June of 2015.

We wanted to get this news out as quickly as we could, so everybody is aware of the likely delay in orders (unless your order did not have many new features requested).

The important take away from this news is that unless you specifically request a rev1 (when we send you an email about it mid-March), with its design limitations, we will be shipping rev2 to all backers. (no need to respond right now).

Thank you for understanding for us to accommodate all the great backer ideas, we have had to work diligently with the fabrication to get it all to work to our strict beliefs and standards, which has added manufacturing time.

Here are the differences between ‘rev1’ and ‘rev2’:

Purism Librem 15 rev1 vs rev2

Librem 15 Rev 1 Librem 15 Rev 2
Delivery April 2015 June 2015
CPU* i7-5500U i7-4770HQ
CPU Cache 4 MB 6 MB
CPU Cores 2 (4 Threads) 4 (8 Threads)
CPU Max Frequency 3.0 GHz 3.4GHz
CPU Power 15W 47W
CPU Graphics Intel HD Graphics 5500 Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
Motherboard Layers 4 8
Physical Memory Max 8GB 32GB
Memory Speed DDR3L 1600MHz DDR3L 1600MHz
Logo Etched No No
Color (TBD) Dark grey
HDMI v1.4 v2.0
Thunderbolt or mini-DP Yes, 1 mini-DP+ Yes, 2 mini-DP+
Webcam 720p 1.0 Mega pixels 720p 1.0 Mega pixels
Audio ALC662 ALC892
Second Drive Bay (TBD) Battery, CD/DVD ROM, CD/DVD RW, BlueRay, 2nd Drive
TPM Yes 2.0 Yes 2.0
Screen 15.6” 1920x1080p Matte IPS @ 60Hz 15.6” 1920x1080p Matte IPS, 15.6” 3840x2160p Matte IPS @ 60Hz
HDD 2.5” 7.0mm SataIII 2.5” 7.0mm SataIII
SSD M.2 22*80 M.2 22*80
MiniPCIE 1 Slot (used for WiFi card) 2 Slots (1 used for WiFi card)
Wireless Atheros 802.11n (AR9465) w/ 2 Antennas Atheros 802.11n (AR9465) w/ 2 Antennas
RF hardware cut-off No Yes
Mic/Camera hardware cut-off No Yes
Speakers 2 stereo speakers 2 stereo speakers w/ amplifier
Ethernet 1000M Realtek RTL8168 1000M Realtek RTL8168
Power Port 1 DC-in Port 1 DC-in Port
Audio Port 1 Jack, Mic/Line out 1 Jack, Mic/Line out, Mini-TOSLINK
USB Port 4 USB 3.0 Ports 4 USB 3.0 Ports
HDMI 1 HDMI 1.4 Port 1 HDMI 2.0 Port
RJ45 Yes, Pop-down Yes, Pop-down
Card Reader Yes, 2-in-1 SD/MMC Yes, 2-in-1 SD/MMC
LED Indicators Power (white), Battery (white/amber), Wifi (white) Power (white), Battery (white/amber), RF Power (white), Mic/Camera Power (white)
Reset Key 1 Reset Hole 1 Reset Hole
Touchpad ALPS all-in-one ALPS all-in-one
Thermal Design Low noise fan Low noise fan

The specifications between rev1 and rev2 of the Librem 15 laptop designs.
+ mini-DP (or ThunderBolt) available instead of optical drive
We fully understand that any delay is not a positive experience, but hope you all can understand the importance of what we are doing long-term, and this two month delay to get to a wonderful backer designed rev2 will be worth every bit of the wait.

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