[coreboot] Best Supported Laptop

David Hendricks david.hendricks at gmail.com
Tue Jun 4 07:36:17 CEST 2013

On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 1:57 PM, Alex G. <mr.nuke.me at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 06/03/2013 03:10 PM, Oliver Schinagl wrote:
> > On 06/03/13 16:03, Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> On Sun, 2 Jun 2013 20:54:04 -0500
> >> slhac tivist<slhactivist at gmail.com>  wrote:
> >>
> >>> >Which supported laptop is the most free?
> >> The Lenovo X60.
> > Strange that an Intel Part has the best support.
> >
> I find the same thing depressing.
> > When A) AMD officially supports coreboot
> There really aren't that many laptops with AMD CPUs. I think that's the
> root of the problem here.

AMD CPUs are generally very well supported by coreboot.

But as you point out, the number of laptops with AMD CPUs is somewhat
low. And to make matters more complicated, the number of laptops with
an AMD CPU *and* a well-understood embedded controller* are even
lower. Maybe someone knows of a good AMD target laptop with a workable EC?

*For those new to the list, the embedded controller (EC) is an
independent, low-power microcontroller in laptops which typically does
things like power sequencing, thermal control and keyboard scanning.
They are highly customized for board design and identical ECs used in
different products may use incompatible firmwares.

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