Technoethical T500 Laptop with GNU Boot and GNU/Linux-libre

Technoethical T500 Laptop with GNU Boot and GNU/Linux-libre
Manufacturer: Lenovo
Item Code: TET-T500
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Price: €730
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The Technoethical T500 is a grade A (excellent condition) refurbished 15.4″ fairly modular/customizable Lenovo ThinkPad T500 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 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.

GNU Boot is the fully free BIOS/UEFI replacement endorsed by the FSF. It is based on Coreboot/Libreboot, 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.
Storage 120GB, easily detachable and upgradable.
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
Backlight brightness Adjustable
Wired network Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless network
  • Atheros AR5B95 802.11 a/b/g/n 150Mbps
  • - based on AR9285
  • - w/ 2 antennas, SISO 1x1:1
  • - Single-Band 2.4GHz
Upgradable to 300Mbps Dual-Band.
Wireless radio kill-switch Yes
Bluetooth Installable: Bluetooth 4.0 using miniPCIe to USB Adapter.
Pointing device Touchpad + pointing stick
Speakers 2x (stereo)
Video ports
  • 1x VGA
  • 1x DisplayPort
Audio ports
  • 1x Stereo headphones
  • 1x Microphone
Peripheral ports
  • 3x USB 2.0
  • 1x FireWire 400 (IEEE1394)
Expansion slots 1x ExpressCard/54
Card reader 7-in-1 card reader slot
Battery Minimum capacity of 25Wh
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 2.7 Kg
BIOS Proprietary BIOS is replaced with Libreboot
  • - 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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