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Framework Laptop 16 Packs AMD CPUs and GPUs, Preorders Now Live

News of Framework’s 16-inch laptop first broke in March, but the company was silent on pricing and component partners. Now, the pre-order phase has finally arrived for customers in the US, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Netherlands, Austria, Ireland and Australia. The company also revealed that the Framework Laptop 16 will feature the latest generation AMD Ryzen and Radeon GPUs. Framework Laptop 16 is not only highly customizable, but also upgradeable to a level not possible with most off-the-shelf laptop designs.

The base system features a Ryzen 7 7840HS processor that can be boosted up to 5.1 GHz, while the top spec machine would be the Ryzen 9 7940HS (5.2 GHz boost) of choice. As expected from a Zen 4 based laptop CPU, it has a Radeon 780M to handle the graphics functions. But for users who need more graphics capabilities, Framework offers customers the option of purchasing a graphics module that plugs into the Laptop 16’s expansion bay. According to the company, the first graphics module available will be the Radeon RX 7700S with 8GB of GDDR6 and up to 100 watts of TGP. At this time, the Framework has not disclosed whether other graphics module upgrades will be available in the future.

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The Laptop 16 is made from magnesium alloy and aluminum, so the chassis weighs just 5.3 pounds. This is quite an accomplishment for a laptop with so many customization options, including the ability to easily replace the motherboard in the future (due to damage or generational upgrades). Dual M.2 slots for up to 64GB of DDR5-5600 memory and NVMe SSD are also supported.

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