Framework, the company leading a new generation of modular, repairable products, has created a Chromebook. It’s partnered with Google to produce a ChromeOS-friendly version of the default framework engine with the same promise of modularity and repairability.
Internally, the Framework Laptop Chromebook Edition comes with a 3:2, 2,256 x 1,504 display, a 12th Gen Core i5-1240, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. You can order up to 64 GB RAM and 1 TB SSD, but you can also upgrade these components yourself at a later date.
You can also specify the device to your liking as before, including USB-C, USB-A, MicroSD, HDMI, DisplayPort, and Ethernet. Additionally, if you want to expand storage beyond the SSD, you can purchase dedicated storage expansion cards, hidden port modules that can add 250GB or 1TB of additional solid-state storage.
The only major change is really the fact that this model comes with the Titan C security chip burned into its body. It’s not yet clear if this will have a noticeable impact on your ability to swap out the motherboard when it’s time to upgrade.
The Framework Laptop Chromebook Edition is available for pre-order starting today in the US and Canada, with the base model priced at $999. Potential buyers can expect their delivery in late November or early December, and people will need to put down a $100 refundable deposit to keep their spot on the delivery line.
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