Preorders for the modular Framework Laptop are now open, starting at $9992021-05-13 19:03 by Daniela
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Fans of configurable and upgradeable laptops will soon be able to buy such a laptop for themselves. The Framework Laptop is a thin, lightweight, high-performance productivity notebook with a 13.5-inch screen. It can be upgraded, customized, and repaired in ways no other notebook can.
Components such as the battery, screen, keyboard, and even the motherboard can all be upgraded. This is still a novelty in the laptop market. Although many users might expect it to be a difficult process, the company claims that just about anyone can replace the parts in this modular laptop.
Each of the Framework laptops is priced based on the processor, memory, and storage option you choose. All laptops are powered by Intel's 11th-gen Tiger Lake processors. The $1,000 base model comes with a Core i5-1135G7 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD for storage. The $1,400 Performance model gets a spec bump with a Core i7-1165G7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. The $2,000 Professional model completes the lineup with a speedier Core i7-1185G7 processor, 32GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD.
The base and Performance models come with a serial for Windows 10 Home, while the Performance model runs Windows 10 Pro. There's also a do-it-yourself configuration starting at $750. You can customize the components and then assemble them yourself, and even choose between Windows and Linux.
To preorder, Framework is only asking that users put down a $100 deposit, with the first laptops set to ship at the end of July. Preorders are only available in the US for now; Canada is promised in "the next few weeks," and European and Asian availability is set for later this year. Additionally, Framework warns that due to the ongoing global supply shortages, it'll have limited supply at launch but plans to do its preorders in batches that should ship throughout the year.
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