Framework Laptop

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  1. hertzian56

    hertzian56 Notebook Deity

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    Oh idk I'm more about price/perf then anything, mid range dgpu just for gaming is basically it. For an internet/cad machine something used for 500 or less is totally fine whether it's upgradable or not. Unless they do socketed stuff again I can't see upgradable being in my future in laptops. Pretty much everything out there has all the ports I need so port modules would not be anything I'd ever value much. These modular ports take up more room than just integrated on the mobo anyways. A good used laptop or new one in the same price range for 3-4 years as a primary is totally doable and preferred. For this 2060 15.6 I spent less than 750 new. Just make sure you buy only during holiday deals and you're good to go. I could see another tongfang variant bc they have options like mux switches etc decent pricing. Certainly no lower than 15.6" for home use and moderate travel use.
     
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    Maru Notebook Consultant

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    Thunderbolt™ is an Intel trademark, so presumably they can't mention Thunderbolt™ until it passes Thunderbolt™ certification.
    That quote was dated in April, so either there is a long queue to be certified, or problems were found. Which requirements might be difficult? (According to this page, Thunderbolt™ 4 certification requirements are recursive? o_O Or are those up-to-four connections between the dock and the laptop?)
    Some hope for eGPUs
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  3. hertzian56

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    So you're saying from the quotes that it does have TB3 or TB4 support? If so then if that's important to you and paying the premium for this brand/concept then I guess it's recommended. Still the whole egpu thing seems very very niche to me. If you have a card you want to use laying around I guess but just looking at those egpu rig prices alone is a turnoff to me, ymmv. IMO if you go that route just get either a high 3070 level gaming laptop or a desktop, not much price difference nor space requirement difference things huge, especially if you don't have a GPU laying around. Razr Core X is like $400 new over 200 used. Don't need to mention new gpu prices right? 1200$ framework+600 gpu/egpu rig=1800$+ oof.
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Linus is now an investor in the company. He's not sure what he will do going forward with regard to him personally covering laptops, but I still think that when a such a video appears on his network, whoever is presenting needs to disclose that he is a financial stakeholder in Framework. Maybe he doesn't legally need to go that far, but it would certainly give peace of mind to the audience.

     
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    It's good he did that, I don't follow his channel so don't know if he covered FM before this though. Seems to have a lot of people who put a lot of trust in his opinions.
     
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    Purchased the Framework laptop and it arrived a couple days ago. So far the only hiccup was due to Windows 10 pro requiring a little work-around action to get a 2015 dell monitor drivers properly recognized. Other than that, no drama so far.
     
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    Papusan Jokebook's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on Filthy

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