I am looking for a new GNU/Linux laptop for my better half. Currently she has a MacBook Air running Debian, but there are problems with this combinations again and again (right now it just refuses to boot). Main criterias are free software, changeability of parts and reapairability, and of course the price.
The Librem 13 from Purism would be the favourite in terms of free software down to the bootloader. But the price ...
There is the super old X200, which can be bought with coreboot from the Vikings Store
in Germany. (That's the one I am using right now.) But with a battery pack it's quite a lot of money for a 10+ years old computer.
The Slimbook Katana II
also looks interesting, and at a more reasonable price. The wifi needs proprietary drivers (being dual band, there is no libre option, I think), but the rest would work nice wirh libre software. And WiFi cards can be changed. They also make a KDE Slimbook, which is the Katana with KDE preloaded.
Does anyone have experience with Slimbook Laptops, or the Katana in particular? Any other suggestions?