Unboxing Edward Snowden's Favorite Laptop

  • Published on Oct 27, 2019
  • The Librem from Purism is a premium laptop with several security focused features. Features include hardware switches for microphone, camera and communications.
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  • Unbox Therapy
    Unbox Therapy  Month ago +1423

    What does your laptop/smartphone know about you?

    • Craziestbanana
      Craziestbanana Day ago

      It knows enough to classify you as a fucking idiot , like fr have you never seen Linux before?

    • Taylor Young
      Taylor Young 9 days ago

      Did you guys download Kodi onto the laptop or did that come stock?

    • yourordinaryme
      yourordinaryme 23 days ago

      Surprisingly little, yet somehow more than you know about the one you just reviewed

    • Steve Thea
      Steve Thea 25 days ago +1

      I've been watching laptop reviews for WEEKS, trying to decide on my next machine. This is hands down one of the best (for me) reviews I've watched. Clear, concise and truly helpful, using plain language that I can understand. I'm not techy, but I use a laptop every day for work. If I have an issue I can just call IT and, tadaaaa, it's fixed. When it comes to buying my own personal machine for home use, a whole new sphere of understanding my real needs and requirements comes into play. Thanks so much for this...I'm definitely leaning towards the Dell XPS 15, but now I understand why. And that's huge.

  • Henrique Seger
    Henrique Seger 7 minutes ago

    Dude thats just Linux lol and uBlock Origin can be installed in any chromium based browser.

  • William Singht
    William Singht 3 hours ago

    Safe? Produced in USA? Without NSA hardware backdoors?!? Oh guys...

  • David Milosevic
    David Milosevic Day ago

    Maybe Tails or openBSD instead of PureOS, huh?

  • Craziestbanana
    Craziestbanana Day ago

    It's literally just Ubuntu with a custom browser, fuck me you're a boomer.

  • ewan thomas
    ewan thomas 2 days ago

    Snowden's traitor, screw that sOb

  • bluewater454
    bluewater454 2 days ago

    No ethernet port? I dont use Wi Fi. That is a security problem in itself.

  • keevee09
    keevee09 3 days ago

    I am not going to watch this video. Put your hat on straight grey-bearded young man.

  • Don Killuminati
    Don Killuminati 3 days ago

    u cant prevent being spied on no matter what u do, so this is useful solely for marketing purposes.

  • litempo 8
    litempo 8 4 days ago

    Secure? Common man! Much more difficult to hack? Just take a look at the NSO systems

  • malutki5200
    malutki5200 6 days ago +1

    The other guy is so high XDDDD

  • Fakefirstname Fakelastname

    “A little dock over here”

    NOOB TAKU 7 days ago

    Kill switch are too small...

  • Sterling
    Sterling 7 days ago

    This guy doesnt know shit about Tech. How can i trust someone who never even heard of linux?

  • Eric Lifee
    Eric Lifee 8 days ago

    I seen that same Linux comment like 10 times yall is crazy lol

  • Ahmad Mirzaei
    Ahmad Mirzaei 9 days ago

    5:56 are you kidding me
    that's linux why you behave like that ?

  • Rossonero Diavolo
    Rossonero Diavolo 11 days ago

    3:13 so the LUKS command for unlocking the drive appears... Lol

  • Koltin Driver
    Koltin Driver 11 days ago

    I’d buy this and install Windows on it

    • James Trello
      James Trello 8 days ago

      @Koltin Driver Also, just limiting your internet usage is a terrible argument to have Windows. Every single time you connect to the internet, you're being spied upon by Windows. Just because you only use the internet for a small time, does not fix anything, you're still being spied upon. Is privacy really on your priority list, if you're willing to give it up for Windows?

    • James Trello
      James Trello 8 days ago

      @Koltin Driver You can use GIMP instead of Photoshop, or you could use Windows temporarily in a virtual machine, once again there's no reason to use Windows as your main OS.

    • Koltin Driver
      Koltin Driver 8 days ago

      James Trello oh and I need windows to use the programs like photoshop

    • Koltin Driver
      Koltin Driver 8 days ago

      James Trello just don’t use the internet all the time!

    • James Trello
      James Trello 9 days ago

      @Koltin Driver There is no reason to choose Windows to use on a privacy focused laptop, since you're completely defeating the point of the laptop being privacy focused...

  • kasa
    kasa 11 days ago

    I think mechanical switch for mic and webcam should be mandatory. Most people use those so little anyway so it's just waste to keep them on, on top of being invasive. Unless you use windows hello. Wireless switch is also cool, but because laptops are almost always connected to some wifi I don't think it's much of a issue. Switch that automatically kills wireless when you fold the laptop on other hand would be nice feature.

  • Nosferatu
    Nosferatu 12 days ago

    use VPN to deter the world's biggest spying entity, GOGGLE

    • Nosferatu
      Nosferatu 12 days ago

      @James Trello I use Epic Browser

  • Heather S.
    Heather S. 13 days ago

    PS: The US government can easily compel hardware and software manufacturers to provide back doors, encryption ciphers, passwords, locations, and biometric data though FISA courts with literally no oversight or recompense, often without even having to notify the companies of their intent before they've secured a court order. They've done this successfully on many occasions, although it's worth pointing out that they generally don't even have to do that much: google, facebook, twitter, various ISPs, and apple are, generally speaking, pleased as punch to help 'law enforcement' out in any way they can.
    In summary, if Snowden really recommended this, he's an idiot. Don't buy this stupid shit.

  • Heather S.
    Heather S. 13 days ago

    Let's say you're a political dissident or a labor/opposition organizer in a country that's becoming increasingly militarized and unstable (like ours is). You gonna trust your life to those kill switches?
    lol fuck no.

  • Crypto Surfer
    Crypto Surfer 14 days ago

    awesome !

  • spoder men
    spoder men 14 days ago

    2TB NVME SSD (+799), meanwhile at apple (+1,999)

  • Rarzwon
    Rarzwon 16 days ago

    Kinda disappointed with all the upvoted coments ragging on him talking about the OS
    This is about unboxing, he unboxed it and talked for a bit
    I'd honestly never heard of this before and thought it was cool
    Grow up, people

  • J S
    J S 16 days ago

    I like it. Yeah the bezel looks like a salesman's Dell from 2004, but very cool nonetheless.

  • Timothy Hicks
    Timothy Hicks 17 days ago

    What a title lie! Smother yourself in the plastic bag it arrived in Unbox Therapy

  • Sachit Shanbhag
    Sachit Shanbhag 17 days ago

    Lmao he pressed super key on GNOME3

  • Sinh Nguyen
    Sinh Nguyen 17 days ago

    So this is one of the most feared laptops in the laptop industry.

    • Sinh Nguyen
      Sinh Nguyen 17 days ago

      @James Trello My bad man. It's Edward Snowden I was talking about.

    • James Trello
      James Trello 17 days ago

      @Sinh Nguyen Who's "he"? You have a habit of not explaining what you're talking about, and just expecting me to understand what you're thinking. I'm not a mind reader. Are you talking about Unbox? Purism? Someone else?

    • Sinh Nguyen
      Sinh Nguyen 17 days ago

      @James Trello I think it's for people who can't do without the white macbook.

    • Sinh Nguyen
      Sinh Nguyen 17 days ago

      @James Trello Sounds wonderful. I think it's bad luck that he got himself in trouble.

    • James Trello
      James Trello 17 days ago

      @Sinh Nguyen For software, change it, it's Linux, you can do that. For hardware, the only two problems that I can think of is the IntelME and then just generally older and slower hardware. Purism claims that the IntelME is "neutered and disabled", though using me_cleaner, FPFs, and HAP. Now if this actually does disable the IntelME, I don't fully know, AFAIK, it can't be fully turned off, however the code that is on it, does not contain the backdoor.

  • Talentaire
    Talentaire 18 days ago

    I do think you could have posted snowden's interview you are refering to :)

  • Mirza Khalid
    Mirza Khalid 19 days ago

    Where is his glasses? Unbox Therapy changed alot in these years. He used to have dedications in handling things now he just act like a jerk who doesn't even care about these gadgets anymore

  • Richard
    Richard 19 days ago

    Amazing! This laptop will save you having to install Linux.

    • James Trello
      James Trello 19 days ago

      Installing Linux is extremely simple. I don't think that would be the reason why most people would buy this...

  • Yousif Ajmaya
    Yousif Ajmaya 20 days ago

    The title is misleading. Don’t use Snowden’s name to get more views because its a cheap act!

  • Add Me Bro
    Add Me Bro 20 days ago

    Is it meltdown and spectre ready?

  • Karan Raj Chauhan
    Karan Raj Chauhan 20 days ago +3

    Lewis: "You're a secure individual"
    Also Lewis: *presses 1234 as password*

  • Dirty Cop Registry
    Dirty Cop Registry 20 days ago

    Sheeple should get off their candy crush and learn from Edward Snowden.

  • Arif Khan
    Arif Khan 20 days ago +1

    Costly crap. For privacy u re good to go with Qubes and Tails.

  • David B.
    David B. 21 day ago

    This guys a legend, hilarious 👍

  • Søren Markov
    Søren Markov 21 day ago

    kind of want that kill switch on modern laptops or computer cases

  • Laurens Hoogenboom
    Laurens Hoogenboom 21 day ago

    Please stop reviewing things you don't know anything about.
    If you want to spec this thing out it costs you 3305 bucks...
    Just spend 5 bucks to buy a nice sliding webcam cover, install any Linux distro, encrypt your drive. And choose a nice desktop environment or window manager.
    If you want to keep it easy, youy should install Ubuntu, it also ships with GNOME DE. If you want any other distro or DE you know enough about this not to need my advise.
    I just saved you 3000 dollars. Just reuse the laptop you have. If it was powerful enough yesterday it will be too tomorrow.

    • James Trello
      James Trello 21 day ago

      Just reusing your laptop will most likely not net you the same privacy/security as using this laptop (or other privacy laptops). And if you want to save money, then just buy a pre-2008 librebooted thinkpad, it's around $50-150.

    • James Trello
      James Trello 21 day ago

      If your laptop was made post-2008 and it contains an Intel CPU, then your laptop is vulnerable to the IntelME backdoor. If it contains an AMD CPU and is post-2013, then you might be vulnerable to the AMD PSP potential backdoor.

  • C Money
    C Money 22 days ago


  • Magnificent Birb
    Magnificent Birb 23 days ago +1

    "This thing called Ublock Origin."
    This guy is confirmed retarded.

  • Silently Sceptical
    Silently Sceptical 23 days ago

    You bezel hating morons are stopping me enjoying my bezels goddamnit!!!!! Now the only new phone I can get is a bezel-less piece of, frankly gay as fuck shit.

  • Gray Fox
    Gray Fox 23 days ago

    Wait ... What?! Linux has become already a fancy vintage tool for hipsters? lol

  • Kunal Kumar
    Kunal Kumar 23 days ago

    Can someone please help me choose a budget workstation laptop under $1500? I'm confused between hp zbook 15v g5 and msi WE75. Any more suggestions are welcomed.

    • Kunal Kumar
      Kunal Kumar 23 days ago

      @James Trello yeah. So. I'll be using it for cad and 3d modelling and I also wanted to give a try at digital art but I guess a huion would be a better investment than to buy a touchscreen laptop.

  • Steven Garcia
    Steven Garcia 23 days ago

    Gnome Linux, man get out of here. It's all about that Ubuntu with unity.

  • otimmo
    otimmo 23 days ago

    But the cpu is an intel, and intels have IME.

    • James Trello
      James Trello 23 days ago

      They have claimed to "Neuter and Disable" the IntelME by using ME_Cleaner and then by using "FPFs" and then the through the “High Assurance Platform”. They have claimed that all of this will disable the IntelME.

  • Tony Serneels
    Tony Serneels 24 days ago

    The hardware kill switches are comparable to the popular iPhone mute switch. Would be interesting to see Apple implement this kind of kill switch in their macbooks.

  • rimil murmu
    rimil murmu 24 days ago

    welcome to linux world

  • Tech Genius
    Tech Genius 24 days ago +1

    You can’t spell! Favourite is not spelt favorite in English!!!

  • Naman Bishnoi
    Naman Bishnoi 24 days ago

    Introduction to Linux, Unbox therapy edition.

  • Arupam Saha
    Arupam Saha 25 days ago

    Looking at gnome for first time ig 😂😂

  • Stuart Morrow
    Stuart Morrow 25 days ago

    I wish Purism would just make 51nb-style modkits for proper laptops. I don't want this plastic

  • Hubba-Bubba TM
    Hubba-Bubba TM 25 days ago

    What is he watching at 4:42? Where can I find this video??

    HL JJANG 25 days ago

    "Its very lap-toppy"
    - Willie Du

    HL JJANG 25 days ago

    O.o I literally saw the documentary on Snowden last wk out of whim.... how did u know 😮

    HUGO FUGUSEV 25 days ago

    Clickbait is NOT lying outright in the title. Cannot watch past 30 seconds out of self respect. First Unbox Therapy vid I tried. Last too. Liars.

  • ItsYaBoiAlex
    ItsYaBoiAlex 25 days ago

    Button for Bluetooth and wifi...
    You mean airplane mode? My laptop has that and it's 5 years old.

    • James Trello
      James Trello 25 days ago +1

      It's not just turning on airplane mode, it's also physically disconnecting the power to the wifi/bluetooth and the mic/camera chip. Also, just because airplane mode is on, does not mean that the chip is fully off, you need to have these type of switches if you want to actually have them off.

  • CryhmeTime
    CryhmeTime 25 days ago

    Its a finger fat magnet, within the first 2 seconds of you touching it you can see it.

  • eliotime™
    eliotime™ 25 days ago

    Real hackers uses old ThinkPads.