I was just thinking about a quick way to describe the Librem 5 to others and realized that without an Intel Management Engine and with high high security, the Librem 5 is one of the most secure computers in the world, maybe the most secure retail product available in the world.
The only exceptions that I know about are other Purism products, which are also secure computers. To say that the Librem 5 is “more secure than any PC or Apple computer” (except also including other Purism products) seems to be an accurate statement. Perhaps the government might have more secure computers (if they’ve also disabled the Intel Management Engine). But when it comes to what is available to purchase in the market, which product is more secure? Even the Librem 5 has no management engine that is at best disabled or partially disabled. No hardware or software backdoors are likely to exist, considering that Purism designed everything from the ground up. Where else is equivalent an product to this even for sale anywhere?
Unless I mis-understand the capabilities of the Librem 5, Purism could advertise the Librem 5 as “The Most Secure Computer For Sale Anywhere in the World”. Of course, the user has to use it as such to maintain security. But out of the box, no other retail computer beats the L5 for Security. Even the Pinephone is less secure.