We have been followers of Framework’s modular, upgradeable laptop computer when it was launched final yr, due to its good design and user-replaceable RAM, SSD, and ports. At present the Framework of us are making it attainable to purchase the motherboard on the coronary heart of the Framework laptop computer with out shopping for any of the opposite laptop computer components.
The bottom model of the board features a Core i5-1135G7 CPU, to which you’ll be able to add nonetheless a lot DDR4 RAM or M.2-based storage you need. A Core i7-1165G7 config will run you $549, whereas the top-end Core i7-1185G7 prices $799. Just like the laptop computer, the motherboard is powered by way of its USB-C port, and you may add no matter extra port modules you want from Framework’s Market.
Framework has additionally launched documentation and schematics on GitHub to assist individuals design their very own enclosures for the Framework motherboard and primary 3D-printable instances you should utilize to guard the board from the weather. One is a primary shell, and the opposite is a VESA-mount possibility for strapping the board to the again of a monitor or TV.
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