Framework has partnered with Google to produce a repairable and upgradable Chromebook for the North American market starting at $999. The Framework Chromebook uses the hardware from the company’s other laptops and Google’s simplistic and powerful ChromeOS software.
The laptop is available for pre-order today starting at $999 for the Canadian and the US markets with first shipments expected to go out in December. Framework is using the same batch ordering system with a $100 refundable deposit required to secure your spot in the queue.
Framework Chromebook specs
Framework Chromebook features the same display as the rest of the line-up and uses the 12th Gen Intel Core i5-1240P processor running at around 30W sustained. The stock configuration includes 8GB of RAM and a 256GB NVMe SSD.
The Chromebook also supports the all the Expansion Cards and can be upgraded to have 64GB of RAM and a 1TB NVMe SSD. The laptop is also compatible with Framework’s customisable bezels to better suit your style.
8 years of updates
An important goal for the Framework Chromebook is to ensure it can be used for many years without the consumer needing to worry about getting a new Laptop. As a part of this goal, Framework has shared that its Chromebook will receive updates to through to June 2030.
Framework Chromebook features two hardware privacy switches allowing both the webcam and the microphone to be disconnected when required. This is a great move from Framework as a lot of schools, and therefore kids use Chromebooks daily. It is also great for anyone else that prefers to have the ability to physically disconnect their camera and microphone when not using them.