The Technoethical T500 is a grade A (excellent condition) refurbished 15.4″ fairly modular/customizable Lenovo ThinkPad T500 laptop preinstalled with Libreboot, the fully free BIOS replacement, and with a fully free GNU/Linux operating system (Trisquel). Enjoy the freedom of having the best control of your computing, privacy and security by using the Technoethical T500.
The T500 has a bigger screen than the T400 and also has a card reader by default. Please visit the specifications section for more details about the T500.
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 more than 30 years.
Technoethical donates part of its income to different free software projects. We list the donations on the page Technoethical donations.
|CPU||Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26GHz, Socket P. Upgradable.|
|RAM||Default 4GB (2x 2GB) DDR3. Upgradable to 8GB.|
|SSD||Brand new 120GB SSD, easily detachable|
|Optical disk drive||SATA DVD-ROM, easily detachable|
|Second HDD/SSD||Installable using a caddy adapter for 9.5mm optical drives.|
|GPU||Intel GMA 4500MHD|
|Screen||15.4″ 1280×800 TFT LCD|
|Wired network||Gigabit Ethernet|
|Wireless radio kill-switch||Yes|
|Bluetooth||Installable: Bluetooth 4.0 using miniPCIe to USB Adapter.|
|Pointing device||Touchpad + pointing stick|
|Expansion slots||1x ExpressCard/54|
|Card reader||7-in-1 card reader slot|
|Battery||Minimum capacity of 30Wh|
|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)|