Technoethical TET-T400 laptops are refurbished Lenovo ThinkPad T400 laptops sold under our own brand, with a guarantee that the T400 we ship is free software compatible, preinstalled with GNU Libreboot fully free BIOS replacement and a fully free distribution of the GNU operating system; we can make no guarantees that other versions of the T400 are fully compatible with free software.
The Technoethical T400 is a refurbished 14.1″ fairly modular/customizable Lenovo ThinkPad T400 laptop preinstalled with Libreboot, the fully free BIOS replacement, and with a fully free GNU/Linux operating system (Trisquel). Enjoy the freedom of having best control of your computing, privacy and security by using the Technoethical T400.
Libreboot is the fully free BIOS/UEFI replacement endorsed by the FSF. It is based on Coreboot, having the nonfree parts removed and better build system. While most people tend to overlook the importance of having fully free BIOS/UEFI and bootloaders, emphasizing only the need to have a free main operating system, these lower layers of the computer can contain backdoors and security vulnerabilities which have the potential to violate user's freedoms and privacy.
However, the control over your computer with a fully free BIOS is incomplete without a fully free GNU operating system, endorsed by the FSF and other free software organizations like Ceata. A fully free system doesn't preinstall, host or recommend nonfree software. Thus users can feel protected from the dangers of proprietary world and also feel part of the community which contributes to the advancement of the free digital society. The society which Richard Stallman has envisioned and has been fighting for for more than 30 years.
We at Technoethical are doing our best to offer you the best free software compatible T400 which reaches its maximum potential. Thus, we replace the nonfree firmware Wi-Fi card with a free software compatible 3-antenna Atheros AR9380-based one, and we upgrade the memory to the maximum capacity of 8GB. Optionally, we offer a caddy adapter at no cost for the common case when you'd like to use a 2.5'' SSD/HDD drive instead of the detachable DVD/CD RW drive.
Technoethical donates part of its income to free software projects. We list the donations on the page Technoethical donations.
|CPU||Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26GHz, Socket P|
|HDD||160GB, easily detachable|
|Optical storage||SATA DVD-RW, easily detachable|
|Second HDD/SSD||Optional (using the included caddy adaptor to replace the optical drive)|
|GPU||Intel GMA 4500MHD|
|Screen||14.1″ 1280×800 TFT LCD|
|Wired network||Gigabit Ethernet|
|Wireless radio kill-switch||Yes|
|Pointing device||Touchpad + pointing stick|
|Video ports||1x VGA|
|Expansion slots||1x ExpressCard/54|
|Battery||Extended battery, minimum capacity of 40Wh|
|Power adapter||65W, 110-240V input, 20V output|
|Power cable plug||Depending on the country standard (default: Type F, CEE 7/4 plug)|
|Power-on button||1x On keyboard|
|BIOS||Proprietary BIOS is replaced with Libreboot|
|Operating system||Fully free GNU/Linux distribution (Trisquel)|