[talk] puri.sm laptops - Too good to be true?

Isaac (.ike) Levy ike at blackskyresearch.net
Thu Oct 19 23:14:59 EDT 2017

On 10/07/2017 10:44, Sujit K M wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 9:10 PM, Isaac (.ike) Levy
> <ike at blackskyresearch.net> wrote:
>> Hey All,
>> Has anyone heard anything good/bad about the laptops from Purism
>> <http://puri.sm>?
>> I can't believe my eyes they look too cool.  Like nearly every aspect of
>> the laptop design.
>> I'm still way overdue for a laptop refresh, and have just been unable to
>> bite the bullet on a new Dell or Lenovo- (long list of hardware
>> drawbacks for me).
>> These laptops seem incredibly straightforward, and some features are a
>> bit wild, (radio/camera hardware kill switches), but otherwise they just
>> look like a *sane* modern laptop?!  All their stuff on the site about
>> being the 'good guys' feels weird, but whatever- I guess it's better
>> marketing message than most.
>> --
>> Big scary question marks for use as a *BSD laptop: Sleep/Resume?
>> graphics not sucking? etc...
> Looks like they package it with PureOS, You would still have trouble using
> BSD.

Looks like the big final puri.sm hurdle is actually the bootloader, but
that's second hand info so...


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