Librem 15 Laptop

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

Feb 24, 2015

Project update 10 of 38

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 1Librem 15 Rev 2
DeliveryApril 2015June 2015
CPU Cache4 MB6 MB
CPU Cores2 (4 Threads)4 (8 Threads)
CPU Max Frequency3.0 GHz3.4GHz
CPU Power15W47W
CPU GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 5500Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
Motherboard Layers48
Physical Memory Max8GB32GB
Memory SpeedDDR3L 1600MHzDDR3L 1600MHz
Logo EtchedNoNo
Color(TBD)Dark grey
Thunderbolt or mini-DPYes, 1 mini-DP+Yes, 2 mini-DP+
Webcam720p 1.0 Mega pixels720p 1.0 Mega pixels
Second Drive Bay(TBD)Battery, CD/DVD ROM, CD/DVD RW, BlueRay, 2nd Drive
TPMYes 2.0Yes 2.0
Screen15.6" 1920x1080p Matte IPS @ 60Hz15.6" 1920x1080p Matte IPS, 15.6" 3840x2160p Matte IPS @ 60Hz
HDD2.5" 7.0mm SataIII2.5" 7.0mm SataIII
SSDM.2 22*80M.2 22*80
MiniPCIE1 Slot (used for WiFi card)2 Slots (1 used for WiFi card)
WirelessAtheros 802.11n (AR9465) w/ 2 AntennasAtheros 802.11n (AR9465) w/ 2 Antennas
RF hardware cut-offNoYes
Mic/Camera hardware cut-offNoYes
Speakers2 stereo speakers2 stereo speakers w/ amplifier
Ethernet1000M Realtek RTL81681000M Realtek RTL8168
Power Port1 DC-in Port1 DC-in Port
Audio Port1 Jack, Mic/Line out1 Jack, Mic/Line out, Mini-TOSLINK
USB Port4 USB 3.0 Ports4 USB 3.0 Ports
HDMI1 HDMI 1.4 Port1 HDMI 2.0 Port
RJ45Yes, Pop-downYes, Pop-down
Card ReaderYes, 2-in-1 SD/MMCYes, 2-in-1 SD/MMC
LED IndicatorsPower (white), Battery (white/amber), Wifi (white)Power (white), Battery (white/amber), RF Power (white), Mic/Camera Power (white)
Reset Key1 Reset Hole1 Reset Hole
TouchpadALPS all-in-oneALPS all-in-one
Thermal DesignLow noise fanLow noise fan

The specifications between rev1 and rev2 of the Librem 15 laptop designs.

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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