If you enjoyed the EOMA68 laptop we featured back in January of this year, you will be delighted to learn that the open source laptop is now available to back via the Crowd Supply website.
The campaign is looking to raise $150,000 and is already over 25 percent of the way there thanks to nearly 400 backers with still 39 days remaining on the project.
Check out the videos below to learn more about the open source laptop project that allows you to easily build, upgrade and fix your very own portable laptop computer. Its creator explains a little more about the project and what you can expect from the system :
Have you ever had to replace an expensive laptop because it was “unfixable” or the cost of getting it repaired was ridiculously high? That really stings, doesn’t it?
Now imagine if you owned a computing device that you could easily fix yourself and inexpensively upgrade as needed. So, instead of having to shell out for a completely new computer, you could simply spend around US$50 to upgrade — which, by the way, you could easily do in SECONDS, by pushing a button on the side of your device and just popping in a new computer card. Doesn’t that sound like the way it should be?
We think so, too! That’s why we spent several years developing the easy-to-maintain, easy-on-your-pocket, easy-on-Mother Earth, EOMA68 line of computing devices.
A great deal of thought and ingenuity has been put into the design of the EOMA68 line of computing devices to make them money-saving and convenient. For example, you can connect the computer card to your TV set to continue working if your monitor fails… and in the future, we’d like to give you the option to plug the computer card into your TV set if your monitor fails.
Security is also a major concern. We have taken measures to ensure the integrity of your computer data that exceed anything being sold in North America, Europe (or most parts of the world). And, because we have the complete set of sources, there is an opportunity to weed out the back doors that have been slowly making their way into our computing devices. There is no security without a strong foundation and understanding of what is running on your computing devices. For the first time, the EOMA68 is a standard to work off for building freedom-friendly, privacy-respecting, and secure computing devices.
For more information on the new Earth-friendly EOMA68 laptop and to make a pledge to help it move forward, jump over to the Crowd Supply website for details by following the link below.
Source: Crowd SupplyFiled Under: Hardware