What simply occurred? Framework, makers of the modular Framework Laptop that launched to favorable critiques final yr, is now promoting the motherboard from that system as a standalone part. The apparent software for part of this nature can be to switch a defective unit in an present Framework Laptop. 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 pc full with built-in CPU. Framework provides 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 growth playing cards.
Framework has additionally launched a GitHub repository of CAD recordsdata, electrical documentation and 3D-printable reference designs below a inventive commons license to assist creators get probably the most out of the shape issue. The startup additionally has its personal market the place it sells numerous elements and equipment which can be appropriate with its merchandise.
If you are trying to put collectively a small kind issue PC and house is extraordinarily restricted, Framework is likely to be value a glance. You’ll in all probability wish to do a price evaluation to find out which CPU tier is greatest on your software, however not less than you’ve choices.