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I got my Frame.work DIY laptop today with:

Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7
32GB (1 x 32GB) DDR4-3200
Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX210 No vPro®
2TB - WD_BLACK™ SN750 NVMe™

Plus these expansion cards

1 HDMI
2 USB-C
1 USB-A

Assembled it in half an hour. Installed Manjaro Gnome 21.1.1 and everything works, including the fingerprint reader.

I'm using it now, and it's already my favorite laptop.

@leo there’s very few non-Mac laptops that have caught my eye in the past decade. And none of them have been as interesting as the Framework.

@leo What happens if they go under and you can no longer find their parts?

@leo Oh that's good. I was under the impression from the packaging that they had proprietary replaceable parts.

@leo I want one so badly but I cant justify the purchase rn

@Chief TWiT Woo that's so awesome, would love to get one as my next laptop someday.

@leo That sounds awesome mate. May I ask what you paid for it ?

@leo it is awesome! I love the idea of expansion cards. Sadly I need something with stronger GPU 😩

@Ogedei I paid around $2000 but it depends on configuration. Check frame.work for the price.

@leo Going to come on the Untitled Linux Show to tell us all about it one of these days?

@leo It looks like a great idea, and I have been shopping for a laptop, but this is a bit more expensive than I was planning to spend 😩

@leo I hope you saw what Cory Doctorow (@pluralistic) thought of the Framework if you get a chance to read it. He loves it! pluralistic.net/2021/09/21/mon

@leo very nice. I've been thinking of picking one of these up with Manjaro as well. I'm interested to see if they'll offer alternative physical keyboard layouts.

@mischa @leo Yeah, I recently bought a used T470 as an upgrade from my T430S, but I'd be seriously tempted by the framework laptop if I could buy it locally in the EU.

@dotpk @leo or get it shipped with an EU power supply. Buying locally would be even better! :)

@leo What an interesting idea. These are the companies that we need to support.

@leo This looks like a lot of fun. How much does this cost? Wouldn't mind tinkering with Linux if I had a spare PC like this.

@leo I'm truly impressed that Frame.work leveraged USB-C and USB4/Thunderbolt as their modular external connectivity on this laptop. It opens up the possibility of fast external PCIe expansion modules.

@bensonleung It's a very clever idea - and Fraemwork just opened its marketplace for modules. I hope others adopt the idea!

@leo this caught my attention as I killed my Pine64. Two different worlds but I'd rather not pay the Microsoft tax. How has this held up so far?

I just ordered the new PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition - it arrives Friday. The old one was too janky to rely on. I'll let you know how this one fares. @m3g5

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