The 2023 Framework 13 laptops enable customers to decide on between two AMD-powered programs, and three Intel-powered programs. Whereas the entry-level Intel-powered machine makes use of the thirteenth Gen Intel Core i5-1340P chipset, packs in a 52 Wh battery, and helps DDR4-3200 RAM, the higher-priced choices get Intel’s i7-1360P and i7-1370P processors. Each of those machines additionally get the newer 61 Wh battery pack. On the AMD facet, customers get two processor choices from the Ryzen 7040 collection; the entry-level possibility packs a Ryzen 5 chip, and the pricier possibility makes use of a Ryzen 7 processor. Framework provides that each the AMD and Intel variants help Fedora 38 and Ubuntu 22.04 proper out of the field.
Framework is positioning its new Framework 16 laptops as high-performance machines. These new gadgets have the identical philosophy as the corporate’s current fashions whereas providing considerably higher efficiency. The Framework 16 lineup additionally marks the debut of two new module ecosystems that embody a totally reconfigurable enter deck and help for modular, upgradeable graphics. Along with these, the Framework additionally carries ahead the growth card system to the 16-inch fashions. The assorted equipment supported by this growth card system embody M.2 SSDs, card readers, exterior cameras, and even AI accelerators.
Framework has opened up pre-orders for the AMD and Intel variations of the 2023 Framework 13 fashions. These searching for the Framework 16, nonetheless, might want to wait longer. Preorders for this bigger mannequin will open by spring 2023, with the primary shipments anticipated someday in late 2023. In addition to these periodic updates, Framework additionally confirmed the growth of its operations into 4 new international locations: Taiwan, Belgium, Italy, and Spain.