Thanks for all the info in the article. Resteeming.
I had looked into purism laptops in the past but i was put off by the fact that i would have to pay 25% tax to import one in Norway. At that price point it is probably better to buy something else and upgrade/replace some of the propriety hardware.
Of course buying something ready made saves a lot of time but i am assuming that privacy focused linux users are also a bit of tinkerers.
If Norway ever drops that 25% import tax then i would probably reconsider but for know i'll stick to lenovo/thnkpads.
I share your frustration about the 'Microsoft Tax'. If only one could return or resell the unused windows license somehow that would be great.
Did you have a chance to actually use a purism laptop, hands on?
If so can you give some feedback on the noise levels? I had some high fan noise problems in the past when installing linux on non lenovo/thinkpad laptops even though they had an intel gpu and not Nvdia.