[qubes-users] NitroPad T430 passes hardware certification for Qubes 4.0!

Dear Qubes Community,

It is our pleasure to announce that the NitroPad T430 [01] has become
the third Qubes-certified Laptop [02] for Qubes 4.0! This makes Nitrokey
[03] the first vendor to have *two* products that pass Qubes hardware
certification, the other being the NitroPad X230 [04].

## What is Qubes Certified Hardware?

Qubes Certified Hardware [05] is hardware that has been certified by the
Qubes developers as compatible with Qubes OS. Beginning with Qubes 4.0,
in order to achieve certification, the hardware must satisfy a rigorous
set of requirements [06], and the vendor must commit to offering
customers the very same configuration (same motherboard, same screen,
same BIOS version, same Wi-Fi module, etc.) for at least one year.

Qubes-certified Laptops [02], in particular, are regularly tested by the
Qubes developers to ensure compatibility with all of Qubes' features.
The developers test all new major versions and updates to ensure that no
regressions are introduced.

It is important to note, however, that Qubes Hardware Certification
certifies only that a particular hardware *configuration* is *supported*
by Qubes. The Qubes OS Project takes no responsibility for any vendor's
manufacturing, shipping, payment, or other practices, nor can we control
whether physical hardware is modified (whether maliciously or otherwise)
*en route* to the user. (However, see below for information about how
this risk is mitigated.)

## About the NitroPad T430

Key features of the NitroPad T430 [01] include:

   - Tamper detection through measured boot with Coreboot [07], Heads
     [08], and Nitrokey USB hardware, including support for Anti Evil
     Maid (AEM) [09]

   - Deactivated Intel Management Engine [10]

   - User-replaceable cryptographic keys

   - Included Nitrokey USB key

   - Professional ThinkPad hardware based on the ThinkPad T430 [11]

   - Security-conscious shipping to mitigate against third-party
     interdiction [12]

For further details, please see the NitroPad T430 [01] product page.

## How to get one

Please see the NitroPad T430 [01] on the Nitrokey website [03] for
purchasing information.

[01] NitroPad T430 | www.nitrokey.com
[02] Certified Hardware | Qubes OS
[03] https://www.nitrokey.com/
[04] Certified Hardware | Qubes OS
[05] Certified Hardware | Qubes OS
[06] Certified Hardware | Qubes OS
[07] https://www.coreboot.org/
[08] GitHub - osresearch/heads: A minimal Linux that runs as a coreboot or LinuxBoot ROM payload to provide a secure, flexible boot environment for laptops and servers.
[09] Anti Evil Maid (AEM) | Qubes OS
[10] Libreboot – Frequently Asked Questions
[11] Category:T430 - ThinkWiki
[12] Interdiction - Wikipedia

This announcement is also available on the Qubes website:

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UPDATE: Please be advised that the i7-3632QM option is *not* compatible with Qubes OS, as it does not support VT-d. The option specifically tested by the Qubes team is the i5-3320M.