Today is a huge day as the framework for Chromebooks — the company behind the most popular, fully modular laptops of all time — is New Framework Laptop Chromebook Edition Announced. In partnership with Google, Framework is bringing all of its great, durable, repairable, customizable laptop options to ChromeOS A trick that gets more interesting with each fact you reveal.
In case you didn’t know about them, Framework is a company with the sole ambition of making more durable laptops that are easy to fix, upgrade, and customize by regular users: not specialized repair folks. thought? Build a laptop where nearly every piece can be replaced by anyone willing to take the time to do so, and by doing so, change the way we all look at sustainability with our big electronics.
With this new partnership, Framework and Google have collaborated to build a Chromebook that is highly-spec, performance-oriented, and capable of being upgraded over time as the user sees fit. With products like ChromeOS Flex out in the world, it’s clear that ChromeOS can be fast and functional on hardware that’s no longer quite state-of-the-art, meaning you can keep a Chromebook for a long, long time without a drop in speed. group.
Although ChromeOS may run quite well on older hardware, Many times the problem comes down to old equipment which is either worn out or broken and needs repair. That repair is usually difficult to do, difficult to outsource, or too expensive to justify. The framework changes this and makes upgrading or repairing this Chromebook a very easy task for the layman. Watch this quick video to see what I’m talking about.
Framework Laptop Chromebook Edition Key Features
- 12th Generation Intel Core i5-1240P (4+8 Cores)
- Intel Iris XE GPU
- 8GB RAM (upgradeable to 64GB)
- 256GB NVMe SSD storage (upgradeable to 1TB)
- 2256×1504 3:2 13.5-inch display @ 400+ nits
- 1.3 kg / 2.8 lbs
- 15.85 mm thick
- 1.5 mm travel keyboard
- milled aluminum housing
- Quick-swap expansion cards to choose your own ports
- Options for USB-C, USB-A, microSD, HDMI, DisplayPort, Ethernet, more storage and more
The Framework Laptop Chromebook Edition is available for pre-order in the US and Canada today and starts at $999 with the specifications listed above. Shipments won’t begin until early December and the company is using a batch pre-order system with a fully refundable $100 deposit required at the time of order. Additionally, all parts used to build the Chromebook version will be available on the Framework Marketplace under a waiting list status.
One of the most exciting Chromebooks ever
There will be a whole slew of content surrounding this new Chromebook, of course, but we’re still waiting for a review unit at this time. If the framework makes the Chromebook feel solid and match the power under the hood and the excellent performance we’ve been hoping for, it could be an interesting device on quite a few levels.
Often times, devices with specific claims to fame fall flat on everything else they should be good at because consumers can be easily influenced. thought against a thing against its usefulness against what it actually has. The Framework Chromebook Edition can rest on the fact that it’s easy to upgrade and repair and skimp on things like display or internal specs, But it is not.
Instead, we’re looking at quite a beast from an interior standpoint, and one that’s contained in an aluminum chassis with a bright, high-resolution 3:2 screen. I can’t wait to bring this to the office and really start searching. With fun touches like a fully magnetic screen bezel that can be modified to match your style Or the quick-swapping expansion cards that allow the user to place their ports wherever they want, I can’t wait to start experimenting a bit with this Chromebook and learn what’s possible with this modular device. As soon as we get our hands on one, you’ll be the first to know!