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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.

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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Codrut Nistor, 2016-05-20 (Update: 2016-05-20)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.