Purism start shipping Librem Mini – its free software-compatible mini-computer

Pre-orders for the Purism Librem mini PC started cracking March 2020 and now the compact PC started shipping out to customers. If you missed the pre-ordering phase the Purism Librem Small form factor mini PC is now available to purchase priced at $699.

According to the firm, the Librem Mini is special because it supports Purism PureBoot (a free software alternative to Secure Boot) out-of-the-box. The device also includes the free software BIOS replacement, coreboot. With these additions, the Librem Mini is ideal for those who don’t want to go about finding compatible hardware to set up a free software-compatible computer.

Purism Librem Mini specification:

ProcessorIntel Core i7-8565U (Whiskey Lake), Active (fan) Cooling, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, up to 4.6GHz
GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics 620
MemoryDDR4-2400, 2 SO-DIMM slots, Max 64GB Support, 1.2V DDR4 L2133/2400MHz
Storage1 SATA III 6Gbps SSD/HSS (7mm), 1 M.2 SSD (SATA III/NVMe x4)
Video1 HDMI 2.0 [email protected], 1 DisplayPort 1.2 [email protected]
USB Ports4 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB Type C 3.1
Audio3.5mm AudioJack (Mic-in & Headphone-out combo)
Networking1 RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet LAN), with optional WiFi Atheros ATH9k Module, 802.11n (2.4/5.0 GHz)
BluetoothAr3k Bluetooth 4.0 (optional)
Power1 Powerbutton, DC-IN Jack
Dimension5.0″ x 5.0″ x 1.5″ (12.8 cm x 12.8 cm x 3.8 cm)
Weight2.2 lbs (1 kg)

It is the ideal home server or secure workstation, and is fully backed by the support of Purism.

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