Framework continues the development around its modular and easily repairable portable PC, the Framework Laptop. The Californian company now retails the motherboard that equips its laptops. Available for the moment in the United States and Canada, the model equipped with an Intel Core i5-1135G5 is sold for $519. $719 is requested for the Core i7-1165G7 version, while the more powerful Core i7-1185G7 version costs $1039.
To accompany this launch, Framework provides two 3D printing plans as well as the electrical diagrams of the motherboard on GitHub. It is now possible to print a rather minimalist VESA fixing frame or a complete case to install the Framework Laptop motherboard. Moreover, the manufacturer offers for the occasion motherboards to people with integration projects, notice to amateurs.
For Linux users or simply those who want to discover this operating system, Framework has set up a dedicated page which allows you to know the compatibility with six distributions, from Fedora to Mint via Ubuntu, and to obtain guides for their installation.
Framework therefore continues its development work and we are now looking forward to seeing if the manufacturer intends to offer motherboards with next-generation AMD Ryzen 6000 or Intel Alder Lake processors compatible with the current Laptop Framework.