Laptops are becoming less and less repairable and upgradeable, but there is a laptop manufacturer that is going in the exact opposite direction: Framework . The company has been offering laptops for a while, but now it’s releasing Chromebooks – with the same features that make Framework laptops great.
Basically, the Chromebook Edition of the Framework laptop is the same Framework laptop that you can currently get with Windows 11. It has the same specs and the same feature set. So the big difference is that it runs ChromeOS rather than Windows 11, which is made possible by a new partnership with Google. However, aside from a redesigned keyboard layout and a Chrome logo on the back, there’s nothing on it to tell you it’s a Chromebook.
In terms of actual specs, we have an Intel Core i5-1240P and a 2256×1504 3:2 display. It also has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of NVMe storage, albeit in the classic Framework style that can be customized – up to 64GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. It might be a little overkill for a Chromebook, but if you want to do it, you can. That’s the beauty of these computers.
Like other Framework laptops, this one is modular. You can add ports as expansion cards such as USB-C, USB-A, microSD, Ethernet, or HDMI/DisplayPort. You can even customize the laptop screen frame to your liking.
This green laptop will set you back $1,000, so it might not be exactly cheap. But given how cool it is, it might be worth a look. You can check it out on the Framework website to find out more.
Source: XDA Developers