Group: Hardware/research/laptop/Olimex TERES-I
This page research if it's possible to replace a Libreboot Thinkpad with a TERES-I DIY laptop from Olimex and how much freedom issue the TERES-I has.
- Internal WiFi: Soldered, nonfree firmware
- Internal Bluetooth: soldered, unknown if requires a nonfree firmware
Some more research might be needed to understand if it's possible to easily mount an USB WiFi card inside that laptop.
- Does it has a SPI/NOR flash chip?
- 16 GiB soldered eMMC
- MicroSD (what standards / speeds?)
TODO: look if it's supported by an RYF distribution.
Other differences with a Libreboot Thinkpad
See distribution compatibility for more infos.
|Embedded controller firmware||Nonfree
|RAM||4G, 8G possible with specific RAM DIMMs.||2G soldered|
|Ethernet||Integrated||Through USB adapter|
|Display||Mate, good enough for working.||?, 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.