This page research if it's possible to replace a Libreboot Thinkpad with a PineTab (and its detachable keyboard) and how much freedom issue the PineTab has.
- Internal WiFi
Since there is an USB port, if it can provide 500mA an ath9k_htc WiFi dongle could be used.
- flash chip?
- 64GiB internal eMMC, removable (replaceable with 128GiB)
- 1x M.2 slot with SATA and/or USB (optional? requires add-on?)
Other differences with a Libreboot Thinkpad
|Libreboot Thinkpad||Pinebook PRO|
See distribution compatibility for more infos.
|Embedded controller firmware||Nonfree
|Unsure if it's free software.
probably handles similar things. Probably in the keyboard.
|RAM||4G, 8G possible with specific RAM DIMMs.||2G soldered|
|Ethernet||Integrated||Through USB adapter|
|Display||Mate, good enough for working.||Mate? Glossy? , more recent / better?|
- It of course depends on people's skills, flash programmer speeds and so on but it's not uncommon to spend ~8h to disassemble and reassemble a Thinkpad T400 when doing it the first time, while it probably takes less than 10 minutes for a Thinkpad X200. Doing that is needed to install Libreboot or reinstall it if the computer doesn't boot anymore.