Purism intros Librem 10 and Librem 11 Linux tablets
Although they are still far from becoming a well-known name in the industry, Purism already launched a few Linux-powered laptops so far, and two tablets will be added to the portfolio this September. The two new slates will focus on providing security and privacy while using a wide range of open source software solutions.
As its name suggests, Prism Librem 10 is a 10-inch tablet. Its starting price is $599 USD, featuring a low-end Intel Atom processor. On the other hand, the Librem 11 has a 11-inch screen and uses a Skylake Intel Core M processor. The starting price is $999 USD for early Indiegogo backers, but this slate also includes a keyboard dock. Both tablets come with Purism's Debian-based PureOS 3.0 operating system, but users can choose to load security-focused Qubes OS as well.
Unlike most tablets on the market, these two Librem slates will feature hardware buttons that can disconnect the webcam, microphone, WiFi and Bluetooth connections instantly. Unfortunately, these privacy kill switches push the full retail price pretty high - for the Librem 11, the tag will read $1,299 USD.