Background and Identification
Released in July of 2021, Framework’s debut to the laptop space takes shape as a 13.5” notebook with a direct focus on upgradability—and by proxy, repairability.
The Framework Laptop comes in two flavors: a buildable DIY Edition or a fully-assembled unit. The DIY Edition starts at $819 with the option to bring your own OS, SSD, Wi-Fi card, and/or RAM. If you want to spring for one fully assembled, pricing starts at $1,049.
Framework also supports running their motherboards outside of the chassis without a connected battery. In addition, Framework supplies official CAD plans for their motherboards on their official Github so that users can make their own cases to turn their laptop into a small form factor desktop PC.
We tore down the Framework Laptop in July 2021.
- 13.5" 400 nit panel 2256 x 1504 pixels (3:2 aspect ratio, 201 ppi); 100% sRGB color gamut
- 4.2 GHz Intel Core i5-1135G7 quad-core, configurable up to a 4.8 GHz Intel Core i7-1185G7 quad-core
- 4.4 GHz Intel Core i5-1240P 10-core (4P+6E), configurable up to a 4.8 GHz Intel Core i7 1280P 14-core (6P+8E)
- Intel integrated Xe graphics
- 256 GB NVMe SSD, configurable to 512 GB or 1 TB
- 8 GB DDR4-3200 (1x8 GB), configurable to 32 GB DDR4-3200 (2x16 GB)
- Wi-Fi 6/6E, configurable with vPro
- Bluetooth 5.2
- 55-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
- 4× User-selectable expansion cards
- 1× 3.5 mm combo headphone jack
- Height: 0.62 in (15.85 mm)
- Width: 11.68 in (296.63 mm)
- Depth: 9.01 in (228.98 mm)
- Weight: 2.87 lbs (1.3 kg)
- 1080p 60 fps front-facing camera
- Fingerprint reader
- Backlit keyboard
- Included 60 W USB-C power adapter
- Supports Thunderbolt (Unofficially)