Lenovo ThinkPad X230 / Insurgo PrivacyBeast X230 / Nitrokey NitroPad X230

ThinkPad X230 Insurgo PrivacyBeast X230 NitroPad X230
Recommended CPU i7-3520M i7-3520M i7-3520M
i5-3320M i5-3320M
i5-3210M
Max. memory 16GB (2 slots) 16GB (2 slots) 16GB (2 slots)
USB controllers 3 3 3
Coreboot possible yes yes
Heads possible yes yes
ME_cleaner possible yes yes
Qubes OS pre-installed no yes yes
Developer tested yes yes yes
Certified no yes yes

Great idea to group these together! By the way, I believe that to use one of the USB controllers, you need a docking station, so just writing 3 without a note could be misleading for people who need three controllers on the go. Maybe someone can confirm.

So the [Lenovo ThinkPad X230] is a cheapest laptop that can run Qubes OS quite comfortably?
I’ve seen something cheaper on the list, but I’m not sure those would be comfortable enough.

I hope this information may help some people (not only me).

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