PureLab

The Essence of Free Computing

Welcome to PureLab!

Introduction

PureLab is based in Switzerland and modifies computers and smartphones in order to make them as free (free as in freedom) as possible. The main ingredients we use to achieve this goal are:

Unfortunately, we dont have time to maintain a full site in english. That's why we give you a brief overwiew over our products via this page. Don't hesitate to contact us directly, if you want to know more about them. If you're interested in buying our products: we do ship internationally (costs will be higher of course than deliveries in Switzerland and also include a shipping insurance).

Products

Computers

Libreboot x200:
Modified Thinkpad x200 with Libreboot and Trisquel GNU/Linux 7. The x200 is considered as one of the freest computers available (deactivated Intel ME, no microcode updates, custom GbE-descriptor) and has been certified by the Free Software Foundation with the RYF (= respects your freedom) label. Please have a look at the german page for more details.
Coreboot x230:
Modified Thinkpad x230 with Coreboot, SeaBIOS and Trisquel GNU/Linux 7. Since Intel ME can't be disabled on newer platforms, we "neutralize" it using me_cleaner. In comparison to the x200 you get more or less twice the power, a nice touchpad and a redesigned keyboard, although all this comes at the price of additional binary blobs (MicroCode-Update, VGA - as to the VGA-blob we also offer the possibility not to install it). Have a look at our german page for more technical detail.

We also offer a flash service which gives you the possibility to send us our computer an we will modify it so that it works with a maximum of free Software.

Smartphones

Replicant S2: modified Samsung Galaxy S2 with Replicant.

Codename: i9100.
Dimensions & weight: 12.5 x 6.6 x 0.9 cm (116 g).
Processor: 1.2 Ghz Dual-Core Arm-Cortex-A9 (1 GB RAM).
Storage: 16 GB (up to 128 GB with MicroSD).
Battery: 1650 mAh (replaceable).
Display: 4.3" Super Amoled Plus.
Resolution: 480 x 800 Pixel.
Camera Front: 2 MP. Back: 8 MP.
Connections: GSM (2G/3G/4G LTE), Wifi*, Bluetooth*, GPS*.
Colors: black / white.
Replicant S3: modified Samsung Galaxy S3 with Replicant

Codename: i9300.
Dimensions & weight: 13.7 x 7.6 x 0.9 cm (133 g).
Processor: 1.4 Ghz Quad-Core Arm-Cortex-A9 (1 GB RAM).
Storage: 16 GB (up to 128 GB with MicroSD).
Battery: 2100 mAh (replaceable).
Display: 4.8" HD Super Amoled.
Resolution: 720 x 1280 Pixel.
Camera Front*: 1.9 MP. Back: 8 MP.
Connections: GSM (2G/3G/4G LTE), Wifi*, Bluetooth*, GPS*.
Colors: black / white.

(*) Functionalities that can't be used (or are limited) under Replicant (see status page).
For the moment, the smartphones can only be ordered via e-mail.