Wednesday, 14 December 2016

The Libreboot C201 offers over 10 hours of autonomy in its commitment to Open Source

The Libreboot C201 offers over 10 hours of autonomy in its commitment to Open Source

While the Libreboot project allows a team count on software components are open source only, and for lovers of this philosophy this option is particularly striking, especially if it is linked to equipment adapted to this philosophy.

We have a new example in Libreboot C201 Ministry of Freedom, a team that for 660 euros allows us to have a 11.6 - inch notebook in which from the BIOS to the operating system through device drivers and applications claims to be free as the wind . All Open Source hardware in a different bet.

More autonomy, more freedom
The team is based on the ASUS Chromebook C201, but instead of using the Google software platform uses a Linux distribution and all kinds of Open Source software components.

In this notebook we find a quad-core Rockchip 3288 1.8GHz processor along with 4GB of RAM and 16 GB of Flash storage expandable with a microSD slot. The 11.6 - inch display offers 720p resolution and is governed by Debian.

The Libreboot C201 offers over 10 hours of autonomy in its commitment to Open Source

Compared to the X200 Librebook, they say in Ministry of Freedom, this team offers a more lightweight design (1.5 kg), and there are also improvements in the maximization of the Open Source philosophy. There microcode in the CPU, and firmware EC (Embedded Controller) is also free. Autonomy is also much higher (estimated at over 10 hours), and certainly seems a more complete team in that sense.

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