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#289430 5-Sep-2021 12:00
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Lots of reviews doing the rounds on the Framework laptop at the moment. All seem to be raving about it's design.


Linus was almost crying in his review.



I don't need a new laptop (desktop for home plus VDI for work plus have a work Surface Pro) but I'm close to buying one of these to support these guys even though I know it will end up sitting in the corner gathering dust.




Hmmmm basic configured model (i5, 16GB, 500SSD) works out around $1500 (+shipping and GST maybe and +locally sourced USB C power adapter).







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  #2772872 6-Sep-2021 12:44
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That is very cool, and I too am tempted.  I had a play with their online configurator, but see they are not yet shipping to NZ.

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  #2772918 6-Sep-2021 13:44
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I remember reading an article about that a while ago. Looks like a great concept! Not sure if I'm ready to let go of my X1 Carbon yet though!

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  #2772920 6-Sep-2021 13:51
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I'd immediately get rid of my ASUS Vivobook for this.

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  #2773080 6-Sep-2021 16:39
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Don’t the tough books have a similar feature? Although likely at twice the price.

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  #2784319 26-Sep-2021 10:04
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That is very cool, and I too am tempted.  I had a play with their online configurator, but see they are not yet shipping to NZ.

What if you were to use YouShop to have it shipped here?

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  #2784324 26-Sep-2021 10:16
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It would probably cost the price of the device again.

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  #2784446 26-Sep-2021 13:38
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I don’t see any specs for display. I was expecting to be offered a choice of FHD or UHD & an option for touchscreen too. Did I miss something? Highly likely I did.

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  #2784591 26-Sep-2021 16:31
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Video says there is one Display.
2256 x 1504  3x2  400nt sRGB Display , no touchscreen yet , how useful are touchscreens on laptops ?


Something nice would be selling an open naked plug in module. 
Basis for makers, though size is very challenging as to what you can fit in.


Certainly my annoyances are:
IBM/Lenovo whitelisting of WiFi/Bluetooth modules, Um well Blacklisting upgrades effectively.
Suppose other brands do likewise.


Ease of Fan Cleaning
Not just cleaning blades of fan, but that bit at fan exhaust where all the crap builds up on inside.
Its nice if you can get at that without removing the whole assembly from CPU.


Connector-cable management, when you regularly have a cable or port on wrong side of laptop. 


Brick having permanently attached cable, so perfectly good power bricks become a fire hazard, get tossed.
Nor can you replace el-cheapo cable with a nice floppy silicone one. 
Repurposing a brick is more difficult as well, so in the bin it may go.


Living off second hand Laptops.

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