Intel MEΒΆ

The Intel Management Engine (or ME) is a proprietary binary loaded into the firmware of all recent Intel hardware. Purism has gone to lengths to neutralized and disable the Intel Management Engine, where only the code absolutely essential for the system to boot is left in the ME firmware binary. You can read more about the Intel ME at, and if you are interested in up-to-date information on the state of the Intel ME on our latest Skylake/Kabylake-based laptops, read the in-depth technical write up on disabling the Intel ME on Skylake.