Keep in mind these specs are general specs
As we source our laptops from professional refurb companies, the additional factory options each laptop comes with will vary. For example; some will come with a fingerprint scanner and a backlit keyboard, some will not.
Why Linux? Most laptop or desktop computers come loaded with either Microsoft Windows or Apple macOS preinstalled as the operating system (OS). Both of these operating systems have contact tracing built in to the OS. This means that your computer is watching you everywhere you go. While I won’t get into all of the things that Microsoft, Google, and Apple OS’s are capable of from a surveillance perspective, the same rule applies to them all. It doesn’t matter how much security software you install on them. If the OS is manufactured by Microsoft, Google, or Apple, your OS is spying on you.
The bottom line, you ask? You MUST stop using all of their products as soon as possible. It is time to move to Linux.
What's it like using Linux? We install Linux Mint on our laptops - Cinnamon version. This is easiest Linux OS to get used to as it functions just like Windows.
Check out this video here of what the experience of using Linux Mint is like.
Our Linux Laptops
We utilise refurbished Lenovo ThinkPad laptops as they are incredibly reliable and very durable. They all have Solid State Hard Drives (SSD) as they are much faster & more reliable than old style disk drives.
These ThinkPads are Lenovo's high end business machines that offer the best reliability and best value for money.
Security All of our Linux machines come with an additional layer of security in the form of encryption that is not enabled by default. This ensures that your hard drive is protected from having any data stolen without your knowledge if the laptop was to end up in the wrong hands or be confiscated. Upon start up, your machine will ask you for a password to gain access to the hard drive.
**Important note: After you place your order, you will receive a confirmation email, please reply to this email and let us know what you would like your password to be. With this additional layer of protection, your machine will request 2 passwords from you; the first to access the hard drive and the second to login. You can also let us know if you would prefer to receive your machine without the additional security layer added.
We work hard to ensure we always source the highest quality Laptops that are Grade A/B condition from reputable refurbishing specialists. However, these laptops are for people who prioritise privacy over perfection as we cannot guarantee perfection, as although we strive for excellent condition, they are not new laptops and some will have minor use marks and will not usually come with the original box.
Do you have questions or need help with your new device? Book a one (1) hour consultation with one of our technical experts.
Please be aware due to high demand we currently have a 1 to 2 week lead time on Linux laptops. Please be patient with us and we will endeavour to fulfil your order as fast as possible.
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