It’s now eas­ier to get Purism’s se­cu­rity-fo­cused lap­tops

Tehran Times - - TECHNOLOGY -

Purism is nowhere near as well-known as other PC mak­ers, but you may want to keep it on your radar if you’re be­com­ing in­creas­ingly con­cerned about se­cu­rity and pri­vacy. The com­pany, which only used to sell made-to-or­der ma­chines, has just an­nounced the gen­eral avail­abil­ity of its se­cu­rity-fo­cused Li­brem 13 and Li­brem 15 lap­tops. That means you don’t have to wait months in a wait­ing list just to be able to buy one -- you’ll now get your com­puter within “a few weeks after pur­chase.”

The com­pany says it works with hard­ware man­u­fac­tur­ers to make sure its com­po­nents can’t be used to in­fil­trate your sys­tem. For in­stance, its lap­tops have a kill switch that turns off their mic and cam­era, so you can make sure no­body’s spy­ing on you through your we­b­cam, which un­for­tu­nately can hap­pen to any­one. An­other kill switch dis­ables their WiFi and Blue­tooth in an in­stant to pre­vent unau­tho­rized con­nec­tion to your com­puter in public. Li­brem 13, 15 and the brand’s other com­put­ers also run the com­pany’s own PureOS that’s a de­riv­a­tive of De­bian GNU/Linux.

Take note that the Li­brem lap­tops aren’t cheap, though: based on what we’ve seen from the man­u­fac­turer’s web­site, the 13-inch lap­top will set you back at least $1,699, while the cheap­est 15-inch con­fig­u­ra­tion costs $1,999.

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