Framework Laptop 13 with AMD Ryzen 7040 Series: Production Accelerated


October 28, 2023

Framework has achieved remarkable success with the Framework Laptop 16, receiving TIME's Best Inventions of 2023 award for the second time, and the Framework Laptop 13 with AMD Ryzen 7040 Series processors has gained momentum with glowing reviews and the introduction of the 61Wh Battery.

  • Framework Laptop 16 has been recognized as one of TIME's Best Inventions of 2023
  • Dave2D tested an early hands-on version of the laptop's DVT2 engineering sample and was surprised by the refinement of the design
  • The Framework Laptop 13 has received glowing reviews, with The Verge awarding it an impressive 9/10 rating


In a remarkable achievement, the Framework Laptop 16 has been recognized as one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2023. This accolade marks the second time that Framework has received this prestigious award, following the original Framework Laptop’s appearance on the cover in 2021. Adding to the excitement, popular tech YouTuber Dave2D recently had the opportunity to test an early hands-on version of the laptop’s DVT2 engineering sample. His verdict? Surprised by the refinement of the design.

It’s important to note that the unit Dave2D tested was a random development model, and the final product promises even further improvements in mechanical fit and finish. With many eager customers who have placed pre-orders anxiously awaiting their Laptops, Framework is now approaching the end of the DVT2 phase, which represents the final engineering stage of their product development process. The dedicated teams at Framework are currently focused on engineering validation, completing firmware development, and preparing for mass production.

Undoubtedly, the Framework Laptop 16 is the most complex product that Framework has ever built, both in terms of design and operational intricacies. The company is sparing no effort to ensure that every aspect is perfected. Over the past couple of months, numerous small mechanical and electrical adjustments have been made to enhance the laptop’s performance. In the weeks to come, Framework will be sharing some of these highlights as well as providing more details on the mass production schedule.

Meanwhile, production for the Framework Laptop 13 with AMD Ryzen 7040 Series processors has gained momentum after a slightly sluggish start. The production line is now fully ramped up, and batches of pre-orders are being swiftly processed. Batch 1 has already been shipped, Batch 2 is nearing completion, and Batch 3 shipments are commencing this week. The goal is to clear all pre-order batches and transition to in-stock availability before the year comes to a close. This means that if you place a pre-order now, you can expect your laptop to ship within the next two months.

To address any lingering concerns, Framework has released a Beta version of an updated BIOS and driver bundle. This release resolves issues that couldn’t be addressed in time for the initial launch, particularly those related to improved Linux compatibility. The Beta version will soon exit its testing phase and will come pre-loaded on newly produced units starting from part of Batch 3. Notably, the Framework Laptop 13 has received glowing reviews, with The Verge awarding it an impressive 9/10 rating.

In another exciting development, Framework has introduced the 61Wh Battery for the Framework Laptop 13, which is now available for purchase on the Framework Marketplace. However, due to shipping restrictions surrounding lithium-ion batteries, it took some additional time to make this battery option available. Customers from all countries where Framework ships, except Australia, can now order the 61Wh Battery. It’s important to mention that while this battery is electrically compatible with all models of the Framework Laptop 13, users with 11th Gen and 12th Gen systems will need to update their BIOS to unlock the additional capacity. The 11th Gen 3.19 BIOS update is currently available, while the 12th Gen update is still in development.

With each update and improvement, Framework demonstrates its commitment to delivering a top-notch user experience. As we eagerly await the arrival of the Framework Laptop 16 and witness the continued success of the Framework Laptop 13, it’s clear that Framework is shaping the future of portable computing.

Framework Laptop 13 with AMD Ryzen 7040 Series: Production Accelerated

Framework Laptop 13 with AMD Ryzen 7040 Series: Production Accelerated

Framework Laptop 13 with AMD Ryzen 7040 Series: Production Accelerated

Framework Laptop 13 with AMD Ryzen 7040 Series: Production Accelerated

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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.

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