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(Updated July 1, 2015)

Due to the overwhelming backer response to our Librem 15 design, and the fantastic responses from an unbelievably knowledgeable group, we have had to break our manufacturing into two revisions to accommodate every request. ‘rev1’ will be the incremental step toward the final ‘rev2’ which will have all the approved changes from the backers. This will mean rev1 will (meet the April 2015 deliverable) ship in the June 2015, rev2 will be begin delivery in September 2015, with the more challenging configurations shipping in July of 2015.

The important take away from this news is that unless you specifically requested a rev1 (we sent emails to all backers who have a configuration that would support rev1), we will be shipping rev2 to all other backers.

Thank you for understanding for us to accommodate all the great backer ideas, we have had to work diligently with the fabrication to get it all to work to our strict beliefs and standards, which has added manufacturing time.

Here are the differences between ‘rev1’ and ‘rev2’:

Purism Librem 15 rev1 vs rev2

 Librem 15 rev1Librem 15 rev2
DeliveryJune 2015September 2015
CPU*i7-4712MQi7-5557U
Generation4th Generation5th Generation
BIOSAMI UEFI BIOSCorebot+Intel FSP
CPU Power37W28W
Battery LifeRoughly 4 hoursRoughly 6 hours (1080p), 4 hours (4k)
CPU Cores4 (8 Threads)2 (4 Threads)
CPU Max Frequency2.3 GHz3.0GHz
GPUIntel Iris Graphics 5200Intel Iris Graphics 6100
Motherboard Layers46
Physical Memory Max8GB32GB!
Memory SpeedDDR3L 1600MHzDDR3L 1600MHz
Logo EtchedNoNo
ColorLight greyDark grey
HDMIv1.4v2.0
Thunderbolt or mini-DPNoNo
Webcam720p 1.0 Mega pixels720p 1.0 Mega pixels
AudioALC662ALC892
Second Drive BayCD/DVD ROMNo
PCHHM86HM86
TPMYes 2.0Yes 2.0
Screen15.6" 1920x1080p Matte IPS @ 60Hz15.6" 1920x1080p Matte IPS @ 60Hz
15.6" 3840x2160p Matte IPS @ 60Hz
HDD or SSD2.5" 7.0mm SataIII2.5" 7.0mm SataIII
M.2M.2 22*80M.2 22*80
MiniPCIE1 Slot (used for WiFi card)No
NGFFNo1 Slot (used for WiFi card)
WirelessAtheros 802.11n (AR9465)
w/ Two Antenna
Atheros 802.11n (AR9465)
w/ Two Antenna
RF hardware cut-offNoYes
Mic/Camera hardware cut-offNoYes
Speakers2 stereo speakers2 stereo speakers
w/ amplifier
Ethernet1000M Realtek RTL8168No
Power Port1 DC-in Port1 DC-in Port
Audio Port1 Jack, Mic/Line out1 Jack, Mic/Line out
USB Port3 USB 3.0 Ports2 USB 2.0 Ports
2 USB 3.0 Ports
1 USB 3.1 Port
HDMI1 HDMI 1.4 Port1 HDMI 2.0 Port
RJ45Yes, Pop-downNo, USB Adapter Provided
Card ReaderYes, 2-in-1 SD/MMCYes, 2-in-1 SD/MMC
LED IndicatorsPower (white), Battery Status (white/amber), Wifi Status (white)Power (white), Battery Status (white/amber), RF Power (white)
Reset Key1 Reset Hole1 Reset Hole
TouchpadBYD all-in-oneBYD all-in-one
Thermal DesignLow noise fanLow noise fan
Backlit KeyboardNoYes
The specifications between rev1 and rev2 of the Librem 15 laptop designs.
* http://ark.intel.com/compare/78933,84993

We fully understand that any delay is not a positive experience, but hope you all can understand the importance of what we are doing long-term, and this delay to get to a wonderful backer designed rev2 will be worth every bit of the wait.

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