@cuqer Couldn't agree more with @redstarfish . If you want something easy to #libreboot, ThinkPad T60 or X60 is your best bet. It's bios is software flashable. There are other ThinkPad models that support Libreboot but they require you to use a SoC and pomona clip etc. to flash it. Librebooted devices are the Free-est option for general purpose x86/x86_64 computing.
There are Purism laptops which claim to have IME disabled, but not sure if you can call it 100% free.
@ben I've seen this complain around. I've heard the colors aren't always great either. But I've grown to like it.
But this is bad. The last librebootable devices are from 2 decades ago. This reminds us how much we've allowed our hardware to be closed.
I'm not sure about ARM/RISCV devices either because they tend to require at least some nonfree drivers.
@ben Didn't know it was that bad. I don't use my T60 outside that much, so can't confirm if I have the issue. But I assume it won't be able to show through a midday sun.
btw... there was a mistake in my last reply. By "librebootable devices are from 2 decades ago", I meant "a decade ago".
Didn't know Pinebook Pro has a supported GPU. Since it's a Mali Txxx GPU it should be supported by Panfrost drivers.
I've heard Pine64 also has a ROCK64 RISCV SOB which can use open GPU drivers.
But I'm not sure if their other firmware in the system are free.
@cuqer i'm using a Thinkpad x250 i7 with 16gb RAM and Debian. I recomend all thinkpad x Serie or T serie.
@cuqer Depends on how hardcore you want to go.
Personally, I think Dell is just fine since I'm not a hardcore "muts Libre all the things" guy.
But if you want to go the libreroute, then Thinkpad with LibreBoot would be your best bet.
@cuqer well I think if you want a curated experience, system 76 laptops are the best way to go for out of the box experience.
But I personally say the best laptop is one you already own. Just throw your favorite distro on and see if it works. Good for the environment and your wallet and is one of the best things about linux imo
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