Anyone in the market for an open source laptop might be interested in giving the new Librem 15 more investigation over on the Crowd Supply crowd funding website with pledges starting from $1,449.
The Librem 15 open source laptop has designed to offer users a high end experience offering a 15.6 inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and comes complete with an open Kernel, operating system and software.
Powered by a 4 Core (8 Threads) 2.3GHz Intel i7-4712MQ processor supported by NVIDIA GT840M Graphics and up to 8GB of RAM if required. The open source laptop measures 375 x 244 x 22mm and weighs in at 2kg, with a 48 Watt-hour lithium polymer battery that is capable of powering the system for up to 8 hours on a single charge. Its creators explain a little more about the unique open source laptop operating system and features of the Librem 15 :
“Bundled with a fully free, no mystery software, GNU/Linux based operating system, with free professional quality web browser, email, graphics, drawing, word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and media software, users can easily replace their existing computer. Since it is a GNU based distribution, users can add hundreds of thousands of free and open source applications easily.
Painstakingly selecting every single component that goes into the Librem 15 laptop, Purism ensures they all will operate with free and open source software within the kernel, the operating system, and all software applications.”
To help the new open source laptop become a reality jump over to the Crowd Supply website to make a pledge and help the concept make the jump into manufacture.
Source: Crowd SupplyFiled Under: Geeky Stuff, Hardware, Top News