If you're after a laptop that's both powerful and privacy respecting, you may want to take a look over at Purism with their newly launched Librem 14 laptop. Purism say it's the first 14" laptop designed to protect your digital life.
Acting as the successor to the Librem 13 and now available to pre-order, Purism mentioned that it's been designed based on their experience with the older model along with plenty of customer feedback. While it has a slightly bigger screen, that's definitely not all, it's actually quite the little powerhouse.
What makes it a bit special are the hardware kill-switches, enabling you at the flick of a button to fully disable the Webcam, Microphone, WiFi and Bluetooth. You can also expect to see coreboot and their own PureOS Linux distribution.
Check out these specs:
Core i7-10710U (Comet Lake)
|Display||14″ Matte (1920×1080)|
|Battery Life||Roughly 7 to 9 hours (actual times may vary)|
|Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics|
|Memory||Up to 32GB, DDR4 at 2133 MHz - 8GB base model|
|Storage||2 SATA + NVMe-capable M.2 slots - 250GB SATA base model|
|Video||1 HDMI Port (4K capable @60Hz max)
USB Type-C Video Out (4K capable)
|USB Ports||USB Type-A 3.1: 2 Ports
USB Type-C 3.1: 1 Port
|Networking||Gigabit Ethernet Adapter with Integrated RJ45 Connector
Atheros 802.11n w/ Two Antennas
As you can see, it's certainly no slouch, might even be good for a little light gaming considering how far along Intel Mesa graphics have come in the last few years.
"I am beyond excited to see the Librem laptop journey arrive at the build quality and specifications in the Librem 14. This fifth version of our line is the culmination of our dream device rolled into a powerful professional laptop. We have invested heavily so every customer will be proud to carry our laptops, and the Librem 14 will be the best one yet." — Todd Weaver, CEO and founder of Purism.
When can you get your hands on it? Soon-ish. They're saying it will ship in "early Q4 2020" with an "early bird" base price of $1,199. See more on it here.