Librem 5 and Librem 5 USA: What are the Differences?

"We sometimes get questions from customers who are trying to decide between the Librem 5 and Librem 5 USA..."

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@purism $1200 difference and both are overpriced by hundreds. Are the electronic chips/CPU/RAM manufactured in the USA?

@purism @Coneng If you understood the amount of software work that went into making this and the Pinephone possible, you would not think they are overpriced. Using the Pinephone as the basis for what is possible is misleading, and doesn't help the overall goal of breaking free of the duopoly.

@booster @purism how much of that software was open source community contribution? Still its overpriced. Even the laptops are overpriced. A price they probably feel entitled for the "social purpose company" slogan. For the Duopoly they can use Sailfish OS which is ready to use.

@purism @Coneng Furthermore, just because something is open source, doesn't mean development costs on using it are free. That is a wild misunderstanding. Do you work for free? I imagine you wouldn't flip a burger for free, let alone develop on complex systems that require a lot of effort and time.

@booster @purism I said open source community. I do dedicate time to contribute/volunteer for free. Good for you if volunteer and get money out of it. Please compare to in price/specs then educate yourself. When you started saying "you", you lost my attention so this is the last of it.

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