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  • lectrode
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    Originally posted by wizard69 View Post
    Nice but I don't get the focus on upgrade capability in a laptop.
    Not only does it make repairs and upgrades substantially easier, it also reduces e-waste and caters to the DIY crowd, who can use the provided standard modules for their own creations - which can subsequently also be upgraded using newer modules. No more buying a completely new laptop/device every 5 years - just upgrade the individual components you need as often as you need them and re-use, sell, or recycle the old ones.

    Originally posted by gfunk View Post
    If you own one of the earlier Framework laptops, can you simply buy the new AMD mainboard and swap it in, or do you need to buy the new chassis?
    In the video announcement, they specifically state you can swap out the existing mainboards for the new intel or amd ones. They're all equivalent hardware module-wise.‚Äč
    Last edited by lectrode; 23 March 2023, 07:27 PM.

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  • Jbk0
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    Originally posted by gfunk View Post
    If you own one of the earlier Framework laptops, can you simply buy the new AMD mainboard and swap it in, or do you need to buy the new chassis?
    They mentioned that the upgrade to AMD will be just like going from an 11th-gen system to a 12th-gen one, no new chassis needed.

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  • gfunk
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    If you own one of the earlier Framework laptops, can you simply buy the new AMD mainboard and swap it in, or do you need to buy the new chassis?

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  • atmartens
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    Originally posted by wizard69 View Post
    Nice but I don't get the focus on upgrade capability in a laptop.
    You can easily repair it. And if your display and keyboard work fine, but you want something faster, you can upgrade. It makes sense to me!

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  • wizard69
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    Nice but I don't get the focus on upgrade capability in a laptop. If Framework really wanted to get me as a customer, a focus on reliability, ruggedness and low power, would be the selling points. After years of running Intel laptops the one thing that Apple's MBA M1 has taught me is that the I86 world doesn't get it. Lower power usage (long run times) and high performance in a light package beats most other concerns. Admittedly it is too bad Apple doesn't get some of their user concerns (they should be actively supporting Linux on this machine) but they make real the idea of a high performance laptop that goes for days on a battery charge.

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  • unwind-protect
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    Originally posted by kylew77 View Post
    "also announced today that they will be introducing the Framework Laptop 16 later in 2023 as their larger laptop with modular discrete graphics and more." This is big news, upgradable graphics on a laptop is something that has never really existed, having a GPU and RAM on a stick that plugs into the PCIe bus would be a huge welcome!
    Not only changeable graphics, you can also use that slot for a dual M.2 module. Very exciting.

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  • ZuseZ4
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    So after getting my first modular phone (fairphone 4) I'm now also getting my first modular laptop (after having had a T470S to have at least something mobile).

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  • dlq84
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    I'm excited both for AMD and for a 16 inch performance model. Next laptop will be a framework 16" if I can by it in my country in 2-3 years.

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  • brucethemoose
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    Originally posted by nazar-pc View Post

    MXM modules were and are still a thing, I had a laptop with one. I don't think they'll invent something new and proprietary here.
    CAD and documentation for the Expansion Bay module system in the Framework Laptop 16 - GitHub - FrameworkComputer/ExpansionBay: CAD and documentation for the Expansion Bay module system in the Fram...

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  • lectrode
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    The AMD offering is a huge step forward. Would still love to see a trackpoint option! That's the only thing keeping me on my thinkpad. With thinkpad's use of soldiered RAM in their most recent models, a framework laptop is looking more and more preferable.

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