Crowdsupply has financed the release of the first open source laptop. They met the $250.000,- target so now they can deliver a Lap where the Bios does not have to be signed by Microsoft, and there will be virtually no proprietary software on it.
This is a truth with some modification since Intel will not reveal the code of the firmware, but still the Librem 15 represent a truly "Free as in Freedom" laptop.
This laptop will have a 15.6-inch 1920x1080 display, a 3.4 GHz 4-core Intel i7 CPU, Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200, 4GBs of RAM, a 500GB hard-drive, 802.11n Wi-Fi, a 720p Webcam and... proprietary firmware. For its operating system, it will use Purism 64-bit GNU/Linux. This is a Trisquel-based operating system, which is built off Ubuntu Linux.
These laptops will be sold for $1,495.
The price of freedom?