I bought a Purism Laptop to use with Qubes OS. I’m using the Librem 15. First issue, which was undeniably bad manufacturing, was the laptop shipped with 5 screws completely stripped. . I had to use a reverse drill bit specialized for laptop screws just to get them out. One screw I couldn’t even get out, and just had to drill the head off. So immediately my impressions of this $1600 laptop are bad. Ignoring that, I tried to give it more of a chance. I realize this company specializes in security and open source all the way through the hardware.
I installed Qubes, a few issues, so it did not work out of the box. Eventually got it working fine. A day into it’s use, the trackpad is no longer recognized as connected. Is this a normal quality for a Purism laptop? I’m very disappointed.