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  • Framework receives $18M in Series A funding round

    Framework receives $18M in Series A funding round

    Repairable and upgradable laptop maker Framework has just announced its successful Series A funding round that has brought in $18 million with Spark Capital as the lead investor. The announcement also gives us a vague look into the future of Framework, what it plans to use the money on, and the next repairable and upgradable…

  • Framework Laptop goes open source with its EC firmware!

    Framework Laptop goes open source with its EC firmware!

    Late last week Framework announced that is has made its EC firmware open source for all to have a look and contribute to! This is an exciting move making the Framework Laptop an even more enticing option for those that aren’t a fan of a closed operating system and firmware. On top of this Framework…

  • Framework opens pre-orders in UK, Germany, and France

    Framework opens pre-orders in UK, Germany, and France

    After a successful launch in North America, Framework has now opened pre-orders for its repairable-friendly Framework laptop in the UK, Germany, and France. Framework first shared that its move into Europe will happen before the end of the year as long as no issues were faced in the process. And by the looks of things…

  • Dell’s Concept Luna is its take on the Framework Laptop

    Dell’s Concept Luna is its take on the Framework Laptop

    Technology giant Dell has shown off its latest project, Dell Concept Luna to the public with a focus on creating a sustainable PC design, or in other words a user fixable and upgradable laptop to reduce the amount of e-waste produced. The first thing that came to your mind in the Framework Laptop. Yes, Dell’s…

  • Framework Laptop US/CA Stock with carbon-offset shipping

    Framework Laptop US/CA Stock with carbon-offset shipping

    In its latest update Framework has shared some exciting news about US and CA stock along with a great step forward in its logistics workflow allowing it to have all North American orders carbon-offsetting. North American stock The first big update from Framework is that its Framework laptop is now in stock and ready to…

  • Framework Laptop PSA: DIY Edition setup issues

    Framework Laptop PSA: DIY Edition setup issues

    A Framework rep has posted some interesting information on Reddit surrounding the Framework Laptop DIY edition. The rep shared important info surrounding various setup issues users are having resulting in support requests linking to ‘no video’ or ‘DOA’. Seating RAM correctly The rep pointed out that the main issue the company is finding users are…

  • Framework Laptop international release, pre-orders open soon

    Framework Laptop international release, pre-orders open soon

    In its latest newsletter, Framework has shared an update on its improving supply chain and its expansion into Europe, Asia, and eventually APAC. Framework Laptops are soon to start shipping out within a few weeks instead 1-2 months, making everyone happier! International update The most exciting update of the lot must be the expansion of…

  • Silicon shortage forces the Framework Laptop to adapt

    Silicon shortage forces the Framework Laptop to adapt

    Framework has shared insight into the silicon shortage and how it’s affected the Framework Laptop’s production to date. The blog also shares how the company has been forced to come up with unique solutions to get around the lack of parts and chips to ensure all customers get their laptops. The team has shared that…

  • Apple brings back the ports on the latest M1 MacBooks and more

    Apple brings back the ports on the latest M1 MacBooks and more

    With the release of the latest M1 MacBooks from Apple, other than the newly announced M1 Max and M1 Pro processors, the company has given the new laptops a set of ports that we are excited to see, including MagSafe, HDMI, and a range of ports great for power users. The two new MacBook Pros…

  • Framework announces the Framework Marketplace

    Framework announces the Framework Marketplace

    After first being mentioned a while ago, Framework has released the Framework Marketplace, an online store that allows you to buy replacement parts, upgrades, including the motherboard, a colourful bezel, expansion cards, and more! Framework Marketplace Selling a product that can be repairable is one thing but then supporting that product with a store that…

  • Reddit user creates 3D printed Framework Expansion card storage

    Reddit user creates 3D printed Framework Expansion card storage

    The same Reddit user that created this storage solution for the Framework Laptop Expansion Cards has released another model that adds support for more expansion cards and space for the included screwdriver and pry tool. This new model also includes a lid, ensuring the expansion cards stay in place and don’t end up all over…

  • dbrand now sells Framework Laptop skins, including expansion cards

    dbrand now sells Framework Laptop skins, including expansion cards

    The most popular skin maker dbrand now offers skins for the Framework Laptop, including the expansion cards. This move comes as an exciting one as dbrand doesn’t offer skins for all products and will for sure increase the exposure of the Framework Laptop and even increase sales. You can head over the dbrand right now…

  • Easily store your Framework Laptop expansion cards

    Easily store your Framework Laptop expansion cards

    As the Framework community continue to produce new expansion cards for their laptops users are now needing a place to store all of them. Reddit user xyz1208 has come up with a simple but fantastic way to store the expansion cards in true Framework fashion by 3D printing an enclosure to do so. Print one…

  • Framework prepares to ship batch 4 laptops to customers

    Framework prepares to ship batch 4 laptops to customers

    Framework has begun to send out emails to batch 4 customers letting them know that their Framework laptops are ready to go and will be shipped out soon. Great news for all those that are waiting! Framework is on a killer run producing and shipping out laptops to its first lot of customers. This time…

  • All laptops should use the USB-C 240W charging standard

    All laptops should use the USB-C 240W charging standard

    The USB Corporation recently announced new labelling for the USB4 40Gbps standard along with labelling for a new 240W charging standard for cables and chargers. This announcement should prompt all laptop and related device manufacturers to make the move to introduce USB-C charging into its laptops, rather than the old-fashioned barrel connector. Why’s it taken…