Hello @balko ,
I just saw your comment on one of the laptops we offer.
@Sven thank you for already pointing to some of the points I am mentioning here again. To you, I would like to let you know that the NV41 Series has the ability to disable Intel ME by using the HAP disabling method. It’s a UEFI firmware option.
I do not have the certified
NovaCustom NV41 Series laptop, but to my opinion currently it looks a bit shady.
We are not a brand that is as big as Lenovo, unfortunately. This is why less information might be available. Still there are some important things to consider.
Despite the fact that the NV41 Series being the most sold Series of NovaCustom, there are not so many reviews about this device. This is mainly because we had a technical issue with our review system for months, which has been solved now. The NV41 Series has been reviewed at least twice:
NV41 Series 14 inch coreboot laptop - NovaCustom → tab review
Trisquel 11 on NV41PZ: First impressions – Simon Josefsson's blog
The fact that there are so few issue reports of this laptop series is rather a good thing. This isn’t a surprise, as the laptop is Qubes OS certified, meaning that the firmware is being tested with Qubes OS before every new firmware update. Likewise, each new Qubes OS version is tested by Qubes OS main developers on the laptop before a new version of this operating system is released.
You can find more details about the laptop on the
Specifications tab of the first link. For example, the laptop supports S3. If you are missing any important info, I would be happy to answer your questions. You can also point me to unanswered questions if you would like.
I’m not sure if our keyboard and touchpad are initialised as PS/2 device. If anyone knows how I can check this, I would be glad to know it. Same for the USB controller and the WiFi card: I would be glad to know what output you need.
We are working on Heads integration. I suggest to join the Dasharo Users Group (DUG) online, or to visit or follow the Qubes OS Summit in Berlin in the weekend of the 7th of October this year.