NV40 Series 14″ Dasharo laptop by NovaCustom

Overview

This is the brand new NV40 Series laptop by NovaCustom with the coreboot-based Dasharo open-source firmware. To understand the value of open-source firmware please visit coreboot website. If you want to understand the difference between Dasharo and coreboot please explore the Dasharo Universe.

Documentation:
Service manual
Drivers
About Dasharo firmware

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Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Shipping time

up to 2 working days – order packed and transferred to courier

Delivery time

Poland – up to 2 working days
European Union – up to 6 working days
Worldwide – up to 8 working days

Description

This laptop is very unique because of its firmware. Where other laptop suppliers use the default Insyde proprietary BIOS, the NovaCustom laptops are supplied with coreboot-based Dasharo open-source firmware.

You will get 5 years of security updates which can be downloaded and installed via the fwupd application (GNU/Linux only).

 

Why open-source?

Visibility - we have more control over that kind of software. We can examine the code to make sure it’s not doing anything we don’t want it to do, and we can change parts of it we don’t like.

Security - we consider it more secure and stable than proprietary software. Because anyone can view and modify open-source software, someone might spot and correct errors or omissions that a program’s original authors might have missed.

Usability - we claim, that public distribution of the source code for open-source software provides users that are relying on that software for critical tasks an assurance that their tools won’t disappear or fall into disrepair if their original creators stop working on them.

Specifications

Specification NV40 Series 14 inch coreboot laptop
Processor Refer to configurator
RAM Dual Channel DDR4
2 x 260 Pins SODIMM sockets
DDR4-2933MHz
Expandable memory up to 64GB, depends on 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB SODIMM module
Display 14.0” inch (35.56 cm) Full HD (1920×1080) N7 90% sRGB 16:9 LED-Backlit display 2.85 mm, mat finish with good color reproduction, 60 Hz
Storage 1x M.2 2280 SSD PCIe3/PCIe4 interface
Audio High Definition Audio
2 channel HD audio
Headphone/MIC-in phone jack
Built in two speakers
Array Microphone
Graphics Refer to configurator.
Keyboard A4 size isolated keyboard
Keyboard illumination with 4 brightness levels
Keyboard layout: refer to configurator.
Pointing device Integrated Touchpad with multi-gesture and scrolling function
I/O Ports 2 x USB 3.1 (USB3.1 Gen 1) port (Type A)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen. 1 port (Type C) with Thunderbolt™ 4 support and charging over USB-C (Intel Xe graphics only: no USB-C charging for Nvidia models)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen. 1 port (Type C)
1 x HDMI™ output port (with HDCP)
1 x Headphone/microphone combined jack
1 x RJ-45 LAN port
1 x DC-in jack
Card Reader 6-in-1 Card Reader (MMC / RSMMC / SD / Mini SD / SDHC / SDXC)
Slot Two M.2 Card Slots,
1st for WLAN Combo M.2 2230 card with PCIe and USB interface
2nd for SSD M.2 2280 Card with SATA / PCIe Gen4 interface
Communication Built-in 10/100/1000Mb Base-TX Ethernet LAN
Camera 1.0MP with microphone
Power supply UMA: 65W AC Adapter AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, DC output 19V, 3.4A
Nvidia: 90W AC Adapter AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, DC output 19V, 4.7A
4 cells Smart Lithium-Ion battery pack, 49WH
Battery life: up to 360 minutes
Security Kensington® Slot
TPM 2.0
OS Support Windows® 11 (64-bit)
GNU/Linux
Firmware NovaCustom coreboot firmware with 5 years of security updates
Dimension & Weight Width: 324.9 mm
Depth: 225 mm
Height: 17.6 mm
Weight: 1.4 kg

Warranty

  • 3 years of warranty (1 year limited warranty on the battery)
  • 5 years of firmware security updates
  • 7 years of spare parts availability

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