The Framework Laptop

After months of debating about pre-ordering the Framework Laptop, I finally placed an order for the base DIY model as my next laptop even though my portable preference has long been Apple laptops running macOS.

There are no real savings when going with the Framework Laptop. The pre-built base model is an i5 with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD at $999. That’s the same amount as new M1 MacBook Air with the same amount of memory and storage space.

And in the rest of laptop market there are some that have more bang for the buck. Best Buy is full of i5 laptops with either a 13″ or 15″ screen and equal or more memory and storage for around $700. Some around that price point even have a touch screen.

However, after thinking about it, I wanted to support the effort of shipping a modular, repairable laptop.

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