Chromebooks are even less likely to be user-upgradable, yet Framework and Google have partnered to make our customization fantasies a reality.
The Framework Laptop Chromebook Edition, a completely upgradeable and customizable Chromebook, was just unveiled by the companies. Its nearly universal capability puts a stop to the distinctively modern dilemma of debating how much RAM to put in a laptop at the time of purchase.
Naturally, RAM and storage can both be upgraded, enabling consumers to buy the cheapest base model to test out the capabilities and add more power as needed. However, this goes far beyond simple upgrades because almost every component of the laptop has a distinctive QR code. It displays a buying list of readily available replacements when scanned.
Would you like more or different ports? There are many options available, including USB-C, USB-A, Ethernet, microSD, HDMI, DisplayPort, and external storage. For example, adding an HDMI connector to a laptop makes it a powerful multimedia device that works with every screen in the house.
You can also switch out the display bezels for one of the various many colors and styles available thanks to special magnetic connection technology. Framework claims that additional customization possibilities will be revealed soon.
The laptop has a 12th Gen Core i5-1240P CPU, but the manufacturers have not stated whether the chipset is also upgradeable. It’s important to note that Framework’s other laptop has a processor that can be upgraded.
The laptop weighs a meager 2.8 pounds, which is just a little bit more than the most recent MacBook Air. The 3:2 display has a resolution of 2256 x 1504, and the weight is low.
Preorders can be placed starting today in the US and Canada for $1,000, and shipping will start in early December.