Computer company Framework wants you to upgrade and repair your laptop

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A typical  complaint about current PCs is that they’re basically fixed boxes with no client functional parts inside. Another tech startup, Framework, needs to take the DIY vibe back to versatile PCs with workstations that support fiddling and overhauling.

Workstations used to accompany removable batteries in any event, and here and there they’d have upgradable RAM, stockpiling or even GPUs. Today, that is the uncommon special case for the standard, particularly with organizations, for example, Apple incorporating batteries firmly into the plan – MacBooks are basically PC molded batteries with smidgens of PC folded over them. Numerous makers currently additionally weld RAM and capacity straightforwardly to the motherboard.

Extension narrows consider swappable ports.


The Framework Laptop is a 13.5-inch framework that the organization says was intended to, “engage you with incredible items you can without much of a stretch modify, overhaul, and fix, expanding life span and lessening e-squander simultaneously.”

For this situation, that implies an extension card framework, socketed capacity and RAM and a (speculatively) replaceable principle board and focal handling unit. Additionally, “high-use parts like the battery, screen, console and shading adaptable attractive connect bezel are not difficult to supplant, with saves accessible straightforwardly through our web store.”

It sounds like a great idea, at least on paper, and the four accessory bays can choose between housing inserts for USB-C, USB-A, HDMI, DisplayPort, MicroSD, extra storage or even a dedicated headphone amp.

The base system will weigh just under 3 pounds and be 15.9mm thick. Other key specs include:

  • 13.5-inch, 3:2 aspect ratio 2256×1504 display
  • 1080p 60fps webcam
  • 57Wh replaceable battery
  • 11th Gen Intel Core Processors
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Up to 64GB of DDR4 memory and 4TB of storage

The Framework company was founded by Nirav Patel, one of the early members of the Oculus team dating back to its Kickstarter days, and later the company’s head of hardware. Pricing, exact specs and availability details for the Framework Laptop line will be forthcoming, with an expected launch this summer. Three base models will ship with Windows 10 Home or Pro, and a DIY edition will let you install your OS of choice — yes, even Linux.


Source : CNET