3rd party components from PC manufacturer

I am wondering if there’s any plan to for framework to work with existing PC manufacturer? Like ASUS, Gigabyte, etc. I can see that Framework laptop will be something similar to the standard of mainboard like mini-itx which PC manufacturer will be able to provide parts for framework laptop.

If so I guess it’s quite conflict of interest for framework to do so, however I can see that framework can also collect small fees for 3rd party to do so. What are the stances for framework team on this?

I am not from the team, but here my thoughts:

It is more conflict of interest for the manufacturers at the moment. Notebooks are, unlike desktops, a highly competetive market (more degradation and more progress) and they are better off now producing complete machines.

It’s somewhat answered here