This Is How All Laptops Should Be Made!! - Framework Laptop Teardown
Pros Most components fully replaceable by end userSustainable concept and design, including recycled materialsSold pre-configured or in DIY kit formClever accessibility and QR code instructions
Cons Concept is reliant on long-term company supportMay be intimidating for less-savvy laptop users
Manufacturers such as Acer and Asus have been experimenting with radical new laptop layouts of late—twin screens, or pop-up and slide-out keyboards—but the Framework Laptop is something else entirely: a notebook built around true modularity and component swappability. We were able to get some early hands-on time with the first iteration of this utterly unique machine, which earns our TechX award for tackling upgradability and sustainability among laptops in the most aggressive way yet.
Fully focused on easy repair and long-term viability, this 13.5-inch ultraportable is designed from the ground up to be opened up, part-swapped, and used by its owner for years to come. This combats environmental waste, and the idea that you need to throw out or recycle your whole laptop when one part goes bad, or when you need an upgrade. Almost every core component in the Framework …
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