What simply occurred? Framework, makers of the modular Framework Laptop computer that launched to favorable opinions final yr, is now promoting the motherboard from that system as a standalone element. The apparent utility for part of this nature could be to interchange a defective unit in an present Framework Laptop computer. The startup designed the motherboard as a standalone module to make upgrades simpler.
It simply so occurs that as a standalone module, the motherboard can simply double as a high-performance single board laptop full with built-in CPU. Framework affords three configurations: an Intel Core i5-1135G7, a Core i7-1165G7 and an i7-1185G7 priced at $399, $549 and $799, respectively. All are 10nm quad-core, eight-thread CPUs with Intel’s Iris Xe graphics.
The boards characteristic upgradeable PCIe 4.0 NVMe storage, upgradeable twin DDR4-3200 reminiscence sockets and 4 USB receptacles for expansion cards.
Framework has additionally launched a GitHub repository of CAD information, electrical documentation and 3D-printable reference designs beneath a artistic commons license to assist creators get essentially the most out of the shape issue. The startup additionally has its personal marketplace the place it sells varied elements and equipment which can be suitable with its merchandise.
When you’re seeking to put collectively a small type issue PC and area is extraordinarily restricted, Framework is perhaps price a glance. You will most likely need to do a price evaluation to find out which CPU tier is finest on your utility, however at the least you have got choices.