NV40 Series 14 inch coreboot laptop

(2 customer reviews)

From: 890 EUR inc. VAT

We proudly announce our brand new NV40 Series laptop with an exciting feature: this laptop contains coreboot firmware! coreboot is not only open source and more secure than other firmware providers, it is also designed to do the minimum amount necessary. This 14 inch laptop is configurable with an 11th generation Intel Core processor and an Nvidia GTX graphics card. This high-end laptop is built to deliver the very best in performance, in a case with a screen of only 14.0 inches. In addition, the latest technologies are also not lacking, this model is equipped with support for charging via USB-C, Thunderbolt 4, the very latest Intel Xe Graphics graphics chip, a beautiful display with 90% sRGB display and much more.

    What colour do you like?

    Dark blue images:

    Light blue images:

    Choose a combination of processor and graphics card.
  • This laptop has two memory slots, Dual Channel for 3200 MHz DDR4 memory. Please choose your preferred memory here.
  • An M.2 SSD chip is a faster alternative to the regular storage drive and works in an M.2 slot. If selected, the operating system will be installed on this storage chip.
  • Would you like to have a nice logo engraved on the laptop lid? We engrave our own logo on the laptop lid as standard. You can also choose not to have this done, or to specify your own file for engraving the laptop lid.

    *Uploaded logo for engraving

    Which BIOS logo should be displayed while booting?

    *Uploaded logo for BIOS

    If you would like to have a personalised name engraving on the palm rest part, please insert it here. Please leave the field blank if you want to skip this option.

    What font should we use for the engraving?

    *Specify font

    Please specify the font that we should use for the name engraving.

  • Would you like to be informed by email about new firmware releases? You will benefit from security patches and new features when updating the firmware.

  • You can choose between Windows and a GNU/Linux operating system. As an alternative, you can also install the operating system by yourself. Even a Dual Boot with multiple operating system is possible to configure.
    Select your operating system
    Other Operating system
    Dual-Boot or VirtualBox?

    How should the second operating system be reached?

    Primary operating system

    Which operating system will you use the most?

    Secondary operating system

    Which operating system will you use alongside the primary operating system?


    How much percent (%) of the available storage capacity may be assigned to the primary OS? The other available space will be assigned to the second OS.
    What language should be displayed by the operating system?

    Which user name (name of user of the OS) would you like to be set up?

    Fill in a username in the text field.

    Please disable the 'separate partitions' option if you would like us to install your operating system the recommended way (without separate partitions). Otherwise, please specify how you would like the partitions to be formatted. For each partition, please specify the size and the mount point or drive letter. Optionally, you can mention the partition type (ext4, BTRFS, NTFS, FAT, and so on).
    Disk encryption ensures that your data cannot be stolen if it is turned off. The access to the data can only be unlocked with a passphrase. You will receive instructions how to change the default passphrase.
    Would you like to have an OS pen drive, so you can reinstall your operating system in the future?
    You have the option to pre-install additional software. We only supply clean laptops, no malware, bloatware or extra software that you did not ask for.
    Windows Software
    Extra Software
    Linux Software

    Please choose the web browser which you'd like to be installed.

  • Here you can pick a M.2 WiFi module. There are different types for different purposes.

  • Do you take your laptop with you regularly? Here you can pick an additional adapter (charger), for example to use at home or at the office.

  • Select the keyboard layout you would like.

    Please note that the images below are just as a reference of the keyboard layout - they do not represent the actual keyboard, not all signs may be engraved and the physical keyboard layout may look differently.

    After ordering, you will be sent a file with instructions on how to get started creating your own keyboard layout.

    ANSI / ISO

    SUPER key

    Please upload a logo for your custom SUPER key here.

    Which variant of keyboard illumination do you want?

  • We offer an option to permanently remove the webcam and microphone module for those wo are concerned about their privacy and don't need an internal webcam and microphone.

  • This laptop supports USB-C charging. Do you want to order such an adapter? Please note that this charger is not compatible with Nvidia models.

  • We deliver a power cord with every adapter. Which power cord fits to your power wall?

    With every adapter, we deliver a power cord. How long would you like those power cords to be?

    You can choose to extend the dead pixel warranty period to 3 years.

Configure laptop



Processor CPU Refer to configurator.
Display 14.0” inch (35.56 cm) Full HD (1920×1080) N7 16:9 LED-Backlit display 2.85 mm, 60 Hz*.
Colour reproduction: 72% NTSC, ~ 98% sRGB
Luminance: 300 cd/m²
Contrast ratio: 800:1
Treatment: anti-glare, Hard coating (3H), IPS likely
Screen model: BOE NV140FHM-N62 or Panda LM140LF4L01*

*144 Hz alternative screen display on request and for Nvidia models by default. Besides the refresh rate, the specifications are the same.

Memory Dual Channel DDR4
2 x 260 Pins SODIMM sockets
Expandable memory up to 64GB, depends on 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB SODIMM module
Video Controller GPU Intel Xe integrated graphics
Nvidia graphics optional (refer to configurator).
Storage 1x M.2 2280 SSD PCIe3/PCIe4 interface
Audio High Definition Audio
2 channel HD audio
Headphone/MIC-in phone jack
Built in two speakers
Array Microphone
Keyboard A4 size isolated keyboard
Keyboard illumination with 4 brightness levelsKeyboard layout: refer to configurator.
Pointing device
Integrated Touchpad with multi-gesture and scrolling function
I/O Ports 2 x USB 3.1 (USB3.1 Gen 1) port (Type A)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen. 1 port (Type C) with Thunderbolt™ 4 support and charging over USB-C and Display Alt Mode (up to two external displays via USB-C)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen. 1 port (Type C)
1 x HDMI™ output port (with HDCP)
1 x Headphone/microphone combined jack
1 x RJ-45 LAN port
1 x DC-in jack
Card Reader
6-in-1 Card Reader (MMC / RSMMC / SD / Mini SD / SDHC / SDXC)
Slot Two M.2 Card Slots,
– 1st for WLAN Combo M.2 2230 card with PCIe and USB interface.
– 2nd for SSD M.2 2280 Card with SATA / PCIe Gen4 interface.
Communication Built-in 10/100/1000Mb Base-TX Ethernet LAN
Camera 1.0MP with microphone
Power supply
UMA: 65W AC Adapter AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, DC output 19V, 3.4A
Nvidia: 90W AC Adapter AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, DC output 19V, 4.7A
4 cells Smart Lithium-Ion battery pack, 49WH
Battery life: up to 360 minutes

PowerDelivery (PD) support for charging via USB-C (min. 65W for integrated graphics models, min. 87W for Nvidia models)

Security Kensington® Slot
TPM 2.0
OS Support Windows® 11 (64-bit)
GNU/Linux (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, and so on)
Firmware NovaCustom open source coreboot firmware with 5 years of security updates, provided by Dasharo. Please check out details on the coreboot firmware tab.

Open source Embedded Controller (EC) firmware.

Dimension & Weight
Width: 324.9 mm
Depth: 225 mm
Height: 17.6 mm
Weight: 1.4 kg

coreboot firmware

This laptop is very unique because of its firmware. Where other laptop suppliers use the default Insyde proprietary BIOS, we supply our laptops with open source Dasharo coreboot based firmware.

You will get 5 years of security updates which can be downloaded and installed via the fwupd application (GNU/Linux only). The firmware can also be updated via the Dasharo Tools Suite pre-installed environment (requires an internet connection via Ethernet).





Source code (Github)


Issues and discussions


Spare parts

We offer spare parts up to 7 years after your purchase.

Before you apply any replacements, please consult the service manual. This can be found under the tab ‘service manual’ (Chapter 2: Disassembly).

Spare parts can be ordered here.

Service manual

We highly appreciate freedom. Therefore, we publish our service manuals that helps you to find and replace parts. The service manual also describes how to properly maintenance your device.

You can download the service manual here: https://novacustom.stackstorage.com/s/6mFpzU01I9UR94sI.


Download drivers from our external TransIP-Stack server.

2 reviews for NV40 Series 14 inch coreboot laptop

  1. Romain (verified owner)

    Après une semaine passée avec le NV40, je dois avouer que je suis un peu déçu par la qualité de l’appareil : un trackpad qui a un effet très cheap et assez agaçant à utiliser, des plastiques qui n’inspirent pas la solidité et qui se plient sous la pression autour de l’écran ou encore le clavier qui n’est pas fantastique à l’utilisation. Je dois tout de même noter que l’écran est d’une qualité remarquable et parfaitement calibré et que l’autonomie est vraiment bonne (presque 8h d’autonomie avec Firefox ouvert et libreoffice pour taper mes cours).
    Du point de vue du service, l’envoi fut rapide et l’équipe NovaCustom se tient à la disposition de l’acheteur pour toutes questions et support de l’appareil. Cependant, il y a quelques problèmes : l’installation de coreboot n’est pas entièrement réalisée puisque je ne peux pas mettre à jour le firmware via fwupd (mises à jour de capsule UEFI indisponibles ou non activées dans la configuration) dès la sortie de boîte. Je dois donc me débrouiller pour configurer tout cela moi-même… au risque de casser mon système…
    Bref, ex-utilisateur de ThinkPad, je dois dire que cet appareil est un trop cher pour ce qu’il est mais malgré cela, je pense que NovaCustom est sur la bonne voie pour devenir un excellent revendeur d’ordinateurs sous Linux !

    • NovaCustom_3ENm4


      Merci pour votre feedback très utile !

      J’utilise la Série NV40 aussi. Bien qu’il existe des ordinateurs portables qui sont encore meilleurs en termes de qualité de fabrication, je dirais que ces points sont plutôt moyens que mauvais.

      Le moyen le plus accessible et simple pour mettre à jour le firmware coreboot est de passer par la Dasharo Tools Suite (DTS). J’avoue que les choses sont un peu compliqué pour l’instant au vue qu’on passe au firmware EC qui est également open-source. Cette transition est un peu difficile et l’équipe du firmware est en train d’améliorer la documentation sur ce sujet. Pour l’instant, nous serions heureux de vous aider par e-mail pour la mise à jour du firmware (BIOS et Embedded Controller (EC)). Je vais bientôt écrire un article qui devrait clarifier le processus.

      Bien à vous,

      Wessel – NovaCustom

  2. Gustavo Ribeiro (verified owner)

    I am very surprised with NovaCustom. I bought an NV40 and right from the start I was well taken care of. My order had a special keyboard layout that unfortunately was not compatible with the model, but the NovaCustom employees gave me all the necessary support to install a keyboard that suited me, shortly after that the laptop was dispatched and delivered quickly. Regarding the product: I had no difficulty changing the memory modules (because I wanted to reuse some I already had), the boot time is satisfactory, the hardware configuration is exactly what I requested and I can install Linux from my choice without problems. Highly recommend and hope to buy from them again when I change my equipment

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