The Technoethical X301 is a grade A (excellent condition) refurbished 13.3″ fairly modular/customizable Lenovo ThinkPad X301 laptop preinstalled with GNU Boot, 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 X301.
This is the ideal laptop for those who want a slim, light and comfortable travel laptop. When compared to the X200, it is much slimmer, it has a touchpad, an LED (and larger) screen and an optical unit. It is even slimmer than the T400s, while having the same battery capacity and lower power consumption! The X301 is one of the most modern x86_64 laptop supported by GNU Boot. It is also very rare and hard to flash externally with GNU Boot.
GNU Boot 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.
|Display||13.3″ 1440x900 TFT LCD with LED Backlight|
|CPU||Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 1.4GHz|
|RAM||Default 4GB (2x 2GB) DDR3. Upgradable to 8GB.|
|HDD||1.8" 120GB HDD, easily detachable|
|Optical disk drive||IDE (PATA) 7mm thick DVD-ROM|
|GPU||Intel GMA 4500MHD|
|Wired network||Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v2.1. Upgradable to Bluetooth 4.0 using miniPCIe to USB Adapter.|
|Pointing device||Touchpad + pointing stick|
|Battery||Removable 43.2Wh battery (min 30% life)|
|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 8.0)|