I got my DIY laptop today with:

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

Plus these expansion cards


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 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!

@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 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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