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We wish to inform our valued customers that, due to significant business growth and existing supply chain constraints, our laptop inventory is expected to be sold out this holiday season.
To secure a laptop for your personal or professional needs in anticipation of Christmas, we recommend placing your order at your earliest convenience.
Upon order placement, the estimated delivery date will be clearly indicated on the cart page, assuring the receipt of your purchase well ahead of the holiday festivities.
We appreciate your understanding and are dedicated to serving you with excellence.
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In a marketplace dominated by large corporations, MALIBAL offers a refreshing alternative that focuses on open-source support, the right to repair, hardware integration in the USA, personalized US-based customer support, and the unique combination of customization and high-performance technology in sleek, user-friendly designs. For those who value these qualities, MALIBAL stands out as a distinct and appealing choice among laptop brands.
In many modern laptops, especially thin and light models (like Apple’s MacBook Air or Pro, Dell’s XPS 13, or many of Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon models), the memory, storage, battery, and wireless module are often soldered directly onto the motherboard. This is done to save space and allow the laptop to be thinner, but it means that the RAM and SSD are not user-upgradeable.
However, as part of our commitment to the Right to Repair Movement, the memory, storage, battery, and wireless module all MALIBAL laptops are user-upgradeable or user-replaceable.
Coreboot is an open-source project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) firmware found in most computers. BIOS firmware is the first piece of software that runs when a computer is turned on. It initializes the hardware and starts the operating system.
Coreboot is designed to perform only the minimum amount of hardware initialization necessary to load and run a modern 32-bit or 64-bit operating system. This minimalist approach not only reduces the complexity and potential attack surface of the firmware, but it can also speed up the system boot time significantly.
Coreboot can be used with payloads such as a Linux kernel, SeaBIOS, or UEFI firmware to provide a complete firmware solution. It’s appreciated by users who want to have more control over their hardware, value the transparency and security that come from open-source software, or have specialized requirements.
Coreboot with EDK II is supported on our Aon line of laptops.
USB-C is revolutionizing the way we charge laptops. As a universal charging standard, USB-C has a number of advantages that make it particularly suited for this task.
First and foremost, it offers high power delivery capability – up to 100 watts – which is sufficient to charge even power-hungry laptops. This eliminates the need for proprietary laptop chargers and allows for charging via common adapters, power banks, or even other laptops.
Additionally, USB-C is a reversible connector, meaning it can be inserted either way, making it more user-friendly.
It also supports data transfer and display output, allowing for a single cable to provide power, transfer data, and connect to external monitors.
All MALIBAL laptops can be powered via the Thunderbolt 4 port.
If you need a quote for any reason, e.g., to submit to accounting for approval, before ordering, simply add the laptop(s) you want to purchase to the Cart, then click Checkout, and on the checkout page, click Convert Cart to Quote. We will email you a PDF of the quote with a link to make payment once you are ready to complete the order.
You may cancel an order any time up until it ships. After it ships, you will not be able to cancel it, but will instead have to use our return policy in order to return the laptop for a refund. To cancel an order, simply open a sales ticket or sales chat and give the representative your order information, and they will cancel the order for you and send you confirmation via email and text.
You may make changes to your order up until it ships. To modify an order, simply open a sales ticket or sales chat and give the representative your order information and specify which changes you want to make.
If all parts are in stock, the average build time for laptops is 5-7 business days. This means laptops will ship 5-7 business days after the order is placed. If a component is backordered, it will say which parts are backordered in your order confirmation email.
To see the estimated delivery date of your laptop, please check your order confirmation email for the Estimated Delivery Date. You can also see this information on your My Account > Order Details page. The estimated delivery date is the build time (plus backorder delay, if applicable) plus the shipping time.
Once your laptop ships out, we will email you the tracking information. An adult will need to be at the address to sign for the package when it arrives.
You can view your tracking status via the order details page in your account.