Technoethical T400s Laptop with Libreboot and GNU/Linux-libre

Technoethical T400s Laptop with Libreboot and GNU/Linux-libre
Technoethical T400s Laptop with Libreboot and GNU/Linux-libre Technoethical T400s Laptop with Libreboot and GNU/Linux-libre Technoethical T400s Laptop with Libreboot and GNU/Linux-libre Technoethical T400s Laptop with Libreboot and GNU/Linux-libre Technoethical T400s Laptop with Libreboot and GNU/Linux-libre Technoethical T400s Laptop with Libreboot and GNU/Linux-libre
Item Code: TET-T400S
Availability: In Stock
Shipping: Worldwide (Priority Air Mail)
Estimated Delivery Time: 7-9 business days.
Warranty: 24 months
Price: €778
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The Technoethical T400s is a refurbished 14.1″ fairly modular/customizable Lenovo ThinkPad T400s 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 T400s.

This is the ideal laptop for those who waver between the X200 and T400: it is much lighter and slimmer than T400 but as powerful, and it has a touchpad, a wider screen and an optical unit, when compared to the smaller X200. The T400s is the most modern x86_64 laptop supported by Libreboot! It is also very rare and the hardest to flash externally with Libreboot, harder than the X200 Tablet.

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 T400s which reaches its maximum potential. Thus, we replace the nonfree firmware Wi-Fi card with a free software compatible 2-antenna Atheros AR9382-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 different free software projecs. We list the donations on the page Technoethical donations.

Technical
Digitizer N/A
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo SP9400 2.40GHz
RAM 8GB DDR3
HDD 1.8" 64GB SSD, 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″ 1440x900 TFT LCD
Backlight brightness Adjustable
Wired network Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless network
  • Atheros AR5BHB116 802.11 a/b/g/n 300Mbps dual-band
  • - based on AR9382
  • - w/ 2 antennas, MIMO 2x2:2
  • - 2.4GHz/5GHz
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1
Pointing device Touchpad + pointing stick
Speakers 2x (stereo)
Video ports
  • 1x VGA
  • 1x DisplayPort
Audio ports 1x Stereo headphones + Microphone Combo Jack
Peripheral ports
  • 2x USB 2.0
  • 1x eSATA+ / USB 2.0 (eSATAp 5V)
Expansion slots 1x ExpressCard/34
Battery Extended battery, capacity 43Wh (min 50% 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
Weight 2.2 Kg
BIOS Proprietary BIOS is replaced with Libreboot
Freedom&privacy
  • - Intel Management Engine (ME) firmware removed
  • - compatibility with Atheros based Wi-Fi miniPCIe cards
Operating system Fully free GNU/Linux distribution (Trisquel)

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