Tehnoetic X200 Laptop with Libreboot and GNU/Linux-libre

Tehnoetic X200 Laptop with Libreboot and GNU/Linux-libre
Item Code: TET-X200
Availability: In Stock
Shipping: Worldwide (Priority Air Mail)
Estimated Delivery Time: 7-9 business days.
Warranty: 24 months
Price: €478
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The Tehnoetic X200 is a refurbished 12.1″ fairly modular/customizable Lenovo ThinkPad X200 laptop preinstalled with Libreboot, the fully free BIOS replacement, and with a fully free GNU/Linux operating system at customer's choice (Trisquel, Parabola, Dragora, gNewSense, etc). Enjoy the freedom of having best control of your computing, privacy and security by using the Tehnoetic X200.

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 Tehnoetic are doing our best to offer you the best free software compatible X200 which reaches its maximum potential. Thus, we replace the nonfree firmware 2-antenna Wi-Fi card with a free software compatible 3-antenna Atheros AR9380-based one, we add an internal Bluetooth USB adapter and we upgrade the memory to the maximum capacity of 8GB.

A similar freedom-respecting laptop based on the X200 is also available at our friends Vikings, based in Germany (E.U.) and Libiquity, based in New Jersey, (U.S.A.)

Tehonetic donates 5% of the sale profits of this laptop to FSF, the main sponsor of the GNU Project. We list the donations on the page Tehnoetic donations.

Technical
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26GHz, BGA479 (soldered)
RAM 8GB DDR3
HDD 160GB, easily detachable
Optical storage N/A
Second HDD/SSD N/A
GPU Intel GMA 4500MHD
Screen 12.1″ 1280×800 TFT LCD
Backlight brightness Adjustable
Wired network Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless network
  • Atheros AR5BXB112 802.11 a/b/g/n 450Mbps dual-band
  • - based on AR9380
  • - w/ 3 antennas, MIMO 3x3:3
  • - 2.4GHz/5GHz
Wireless radio kill-switch Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0, CSR8510 chip
Pointing device Pointing stick (no touchpad)
Video ports 1x VGA
Audio ports 1x Headphone, 1x Microphone
Peripheral ports 3x USB 2.0
Expansion slots 1x ExpressCard/54
Card reader 5-in-1 card reader slot
Battery Extended battery, design capacity 84.2Wh, actual capacity min 40Wh
Power adapter 65W, 110-240V input, 20V output
Power cable plug Depending on the country standard (default: Type F, CEE 7/4 plug)
Weight 1.7 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, Parabola, Dragora, gNewSense, etc)

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