The Framework laptop is a modular computer designed to be both easy to repair and easy to customize with an expansion card system that lets you swap ports or even replace a port with up to 1 TB of solid-state storage.
When the laptop first launched it was available exclusively in the US and Canada, but last week Framework started shipping its major laptop customers in the UK, France and in Germany. Netherlands.
Customers in these countries can reserve a Framework laptop with a refundable €100 deposit, with the balance to be collected when the laptop ships in March.
The Framework laptop is available with Intel Core i5-1135G7, Core i7-1165G7, and Core i7-1185G7 processor options and supports up to 64GB of RAM, up to 4TB of storage, and clients can choose from expansion cards including:
- USB Type-C
- Display Port
- microSD card reader
- USB Type-A
- 250 GB or 1 TB SSD
Just note that the expansion cards you select when buying the laptop might be all you can get for a little while – the company has a Framework Marketplace where they sell spare parts and cards add-ons, but the Marketplace is not live yet. Europe and the UK. Framework says it will be coming to these regions soon.
The computer can also be configured with Windows or no operating system at all, and Framework says it offers appropriate power adapters to reach the region where the laptop is sold, as well as keyboards designed for the French, German and several different English layouts (including an English international ANSI keyboard for the Netherlands).
via the executive’s blog