Framework Laptop 16 with Upgradeable parts is now available for $1,399

by Adeel Younas

The Framework Laptop 16 is ready for pre-order, offering a modular design and upgradeable parts. The Framework 16 comes with specs like AMD Ryzen 9 7940H processor, AMD Radeon GPU and upto 64GB of RAM. The 165Hz refresh rate display and and 500 nits brightness. Let’s dig further into its design, specs and pricing.

Framework Laptop 16 Design

The Framework Laptop 16 may look like your average 16-inch laptop, but its internal structure sets it apart. Unlike most laptops on the market, the Framework 16 is designed to be easily disassembled and reassembled using basic tools.

Framework Laptop 16

This means that users can replace components themselves, avoiding expensive repairs and reducing electronic waste. Framework’s commitment to sustainability is commendable, and the modular design of the Laptop 16 is a step towards a more environmentally friendly future.

It let you Customize your Hardware

One of the key features of the Framework Laptop 16 is its customizability. When you purchase the base model for $1,399, you are essentially buying a barebones system with a Ryzen 7 7840HS CPU.

Framework Laptop 16 Modular

However, you have the freedom to choose your own RAM, storage, and operating system. If you prefer a pre-built option, the model with everything you need starts at $1,699. At this price it includes a Ryzen CPU, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of NVMe storage.

In addition to these options, Framework offers various I/O modules ranging from $9 to $19 that can be easily swapped into the laptop’s six slots.

These modules support ports like USB-C, USB-A, DisplayPort, HDMI, and Ethernet, allowing you to customize your laptop’s connectivity to suit your needs.

Framework Laptop 16 Specifications

The Framework 16 is a modular laptop, which means that you can upgrade the components yourself. Following are specifications of Framework 16:

  • Display: 16-inch QHD+ (2560 x 1600) display with 165Hz refresh rate, 500 nits brightness, and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut.
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS or Ryzen 9 7940H.
  • Memory: Up to 64GB of DDR5-5600 memory.
  • Storage: Up to two 2TB M.2 NVMe SSDs.
  • Graphics: Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics or optional 8GB AMD Radeon RX 7700S discrete graphics.
  • I/O: Six modular ports that can be configured with different modules, including USB-C, USB-A, DisplayPort, HDMI, and Ethernet.
  • Battery: 85Wh battery.
  • Weight: 4.1 pounds.
  • Price: $1,399 (base model) to $2,299 (fully-loaded model).

Power and Performance

Don’t let the modular design fool you—the Framework Laptop 16 is a powerhouse when it comes to performance. The base model comes with a Ryzen 7 7840HS CPU, but you can upgrade to the Ryzen 9 7940H for an additional cost. If you’re a PC gamer, Framework has you covered.

For $400, you can upgrade to the graphics module, which includes an 8GB AMD Radeon RX 7700S. This allows you to enjoy high-end gaming on the go, making the Framework Laptop 16 a versatile choice for both work and play.

Plus, when you purchase the GPU module, Framework sweetens the deal by including a copy of the highly anticipated game Starfield.

While Framework still has pre-order capacity available, the demand for the Framework Laptop 16 is high, and the first few production rounds are already spoken for.

If you want to secure your spot and be one of the first to experience the future of modular computing, it’s recommended to place your pre-order now. The estimated shipping for pre-orders placed now is in the first quarter of 2024.

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