Qubes-certified Laptops

Qubes-certified laptops are laptops that are regularly tested by the Qubes developers to ensure compatibility with all of Qubes’ features. The developers test all new major versions and updates to ensure no regressions are introduced. To learn more about the certification process, or if you’re interested in getting your company’s hardware Qubes-certified, please see the Hardware Certification page.

We aim to partner with a few select computer makers to ensure that Qubes is compatible with them, so that new users have clear path towards getting started with Qubes if they desire. We aim for these makers to be as diverse as possible in terms of geography, cost, and availability.

Note that we certify only that a particular configuration is supported by Qubes. We take no responsibility for our partners’ shipping process – including that the hardware will not being modified in any way (malicious or not).

For more general information about choosing hardware for Qubes, please see the System Requirements and the Hardware Compatibility List.

Certified for Qubes R3.x

Purism Librem 13

image of Librem 13

For users now who seek to buy a Librem 13, there is an option to have Qubes pre-installed on their Librem 13. This will include all the necessary tweaks for maximum compatibility with Qubes.

In addition, the Qubes team will receive a small portion of the revenue from any Librem 13 sale that comes with Qubes pre-installed.

For existing Librem 13 users, please follow the instructions to ensure maximum compatibility with Qubes:

  1. In dom0, open a terminal and type:

    sudo qubes-dom0-update --releasever=3.1 xorg-x11-drivers xorg-x11-drv-intel
  2. (optional) Enable newer kernel:

    sudo qubes-dom0-update --enablerepo=qubes-dom0-unstable kernel

Certified for Qubes R4.x

There are updated requirements for Qubes R4.x certification. Currently, no laptops are certified for Qubes R4.x. This page will be updated once R4.x-certified laptops are available.