Summary: Framework Laptop 13 (AMD Ryzen 7040 Series) is on track for its anticipated shipping date before the month's end, with early units sent out to press reviewers for an accurate assessment of performance and battery life, and a firmware solution addressing power consumption concerns when using HDMI and DP Expansion Cards on the back two slots.
- SMT (Mainboard production) has begun and final assembly of laptops has started
- Firmware solution implemented to address power consumption concerns
- Partnered with Intel to commission Fraunhofer IZM to conduct a comprehensive life cycle analysis (LCA) of the Framework Laptop 13
Framework Laptop 13 (AMD Ryzen 7040 Series) is right on schedule for its anticipated shipping date before the month’s end. In our previous update, we mentioned the commencement of SMT (Mainboard production), and now we’re thrilled to announce that the final assembly of Laptops has begun. To ensure transparency and provide an accurate assessment of performance and battery life, we have sent out early units to press reviewers. This way, you can witness firsthand the remarkable progress we’ve made.
In addition to this exciting news, our Lead System Architect, Kieran, has successfully implemented a firmware solution that addresses power consumption concerns when using HDMI and DP Expansion Cards on the back two slots. However, we are still investigating a power issue related to USB-A Expansion Cards on the back slots. Rest assured, we are actively working on a future hardware revision of the USB-A Expansion Card to resolve this matter.
The Framework Laptop community never ceases to amaze us with their ingenuity. A recent example that left us in awe is pitstoptech’s modular gaming handheld. By utilizing a Framework Laptop 13 Mainboard and Battery, pitstoptech has created a gaming handheld with detachable controllers. While this particular creation incorporates last year’s 12th Gen Intel Core Mainboard, the upcoming Ryzen 7040 Mainboards are expected to deliver gaming performance that surpasses that of the Steam Deck and other similar handheld devices. This showcases the versatility and reusability of our Mainboards, whether you have a spare one after upgrading your Framework Laptop or you’ve taken advantage of the discounted Mainboards available in the Marketplace. For more updates on pitstoptech’s project, you can follow their YouTube channel or join the vibrant Framework Community.
It’s time to face an uncomfortable truth: no device maker can claim to be truly sustainable, and we are no exception. Despite the industry’s “feel good” messaging, it generates a staggering 50 million metric tons of e-waste annually. At Framework, we believe that the most effective way to reduce our environmental impact is by creating products that have a longer lifespan, thereby reducing the need for constant replacements. We don’t rely on mere sentiments; instead, we base our decisions on data and take concrete actions.
To gain a deeper understanding of our current environmental standing and identify areas for improvement, we partnered with Intel to commission Fraunhofer IZM to conduct a comprehensive life cycle analysis (LCA) of the Framework Laptop 13. We invite you to explore our thoughts on minimizing environmental impact and access the LCA report for a more detailed insight into our commitment to sustainability. Together, let’s strive for a more sustainable future.
About AMD: AMD, a large player in the semiconductor industry is known for its powerful processors and graphic solutions, AMD has consistently pushed the boundaries of performance, efficiency, and user experience. With a customer-centric approach, the company has cultivated a reputation for delivering high-performance solutions that cater to the needs of gamers, professionals, and general users. AMD's Ryzen series of processors have redefined the landscape of desktop and laptop computing, offering impressive multi-core performance and competitive pricing that has challenged the dominance of its competitors. Complementing its processor expertise, AMD's Radeon graphics cards have also earned accolades for their efficiency and exceptional graphical capabilities, making them a favored choice among gamers and content creators. The company's commitment to innovation and technology continues to shape the client computing landscape, providing users with powerful tools to fuel their digital endeavors.AMD Website: https://www.amd.com/
AMD LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/amd/
About Intel: Intel Corporation, a global technology leader, is for its semiconductor innovations that power computing and communication devices worldwide. As a pioneer in microprocessor technology, Intel has left an indelible mark on the evolution of computing with its processors that drive everything from PCs to data centers and beyond. With a history of advancements, Intel's relentless pursuit of innovation continues to shape the digital landscape, offering solutions that empower businesses and individuals to achieve new levels of productivity and connectivity.Intel Website: https://www.intel.com/
Intel LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/intel-corporation/
Steam Deck: Steam Deck is a revolutionary technology that has revolutionized the computer industry. It is a cloud-based platform that allows users to access their applications and games from any device, anywhere in the world. Steam Deck is a great way to access the latest games and applications without having to install them on your computer. It also allows users to access their games and applications from multiple devices, making it easier to stay connected and play with friends. Steam Deck also offers a variety of features such as cloud storage, game streaming, and more. This technology has made it easier for gamers to stay connected and play their favorite games without having to worry about hardware or software compatibility. Steam Deck is a great way to stay connected and enjoy the latest games and applications.
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