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Purism intros Librem 10 and Librem 11 Linux tablets

Purism Librem 11 Linux tablet with keyboard dock
Purism Librem 11
The two slates powered by Debian-based PureOS 3.0 are expected to ship in September, starting at $599 USD and $999 USD.
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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.

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2016-05-20 (Update: 2016-05-20)