For storage I am going to use a Samsung 980 Pro 1TB NVME SSD I bought brand new for $50. While less efficient powerdraw than some newer options it’s still plenty efficient imo.
Only went with Framework memory because $80 for 16GB(2x8) seems like a fair price to pay for not dealing with memory errors. Figured I’d upgrade in the future if I felt that I need more.
Went with the Framework charger because I don’t trust 3rd parties to not cheap out somewhere. Otherwise went with the standard. Black bezel, USBC x3 with one HDMI port.
This is as a university student majoring in Finance and set to graduate in just over a year from now. Currently using a 2015 Lenovo P50 and a 9th gen iPad as my laptop setup for fulfilling power/portability needs. The portability, power of the Framework and increased battery life are going to be a massive upgrade over both previous options. Plus I can finally try out Windows 11 and a newer architecture than Skylake!
I renamed this thread’s title from “Batch 8 Guild AMD 2023” to “AMD Batch 8 Guild” aligning with other “AMD Batch N Guild”. I hope you still like it. Maybe we can add the “2023” to the title later if it is really necessary.
I ordered the Ryzen 5 as I don’t need much speed or battery, I have a beefy PC for gaming and rendering stuff, the Framework will be more the travel and couch laptop, replacing an old Dell XPS13.
I’ll be using it mainly for browsing, hobby programming, hobby electronic design and for some light gaming while travelling.
I will reuse the SSD from my previous laptop (Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB).
For RAM I’ll probably decide after hearing more about compatibility problems, but I’m currently planning to get the 2x16 GB Crucial Laptop Memory 5600, which should be plenty, compared to the 8GB of the Dell Laptop.
I already have an Anker and Dell USB-C charger, which I’ll keep using as they work fine. No need to get the Framework one I think.
I’ll use 3 USB C slots and one USB A as I already have external USB adapters for LAN, HDMI, SD Card and so on. If there were a full SD-Card slot, I might buy it for convenience, but it’s not available currently.
I’m replacing a GPD Win Max 2, which is my current “do everything” machine with two devices: a framework laptop for getting work done, and a GPD Win Mini for playing games on.
I ordered a 7640u because most of my work is not that CPU intensive, so that should offer plenty of performance for my needs. (I ordered the 7840u Win Mini, though.)
I went with 2x16gb RAM. Honestly, if the base pre-built config had 2x4gb instead of 1x8gb, I might have just gone with that, because it probably would be good enough for now. But I wanted dual channel RAM, and then figured I might as well go up to 16Gb because I’ll probably benefit from it occasionally.
I saw a 2TB SK Hynix P41 Platinum for about $115 (with a coupon), which seemed like a better deal than the WD drives from framework, so I went with that. The P41 is a good all-rounder in terms of performance and efficiency, and I’ve been very happy with my current P31 which was similarly well-reviewed.
For expansion cards, I went with two USB-Cs so that I can charge from either side, a microSD because I find myself using those quite frequently, and a USB-A for all the older devices and dongles I have.
I really wish someone would make some combo expansion cards with, for example, a type-C and a Type-A port both in a single card. Just from eyeballing it, I think there’s enough room. There’s certainly enough space for two type-C ports on a single card.
Was looking to order a 13" AMD unit but have noticed what looks like a significant delay in shipping. Am I correct in thinking Batch 8 is the current open batch? and batch 2 is only just about to ship?? The timeframe of “Q4” seems a stretch?
Surely if they are only shipping Batch 2, Batch 8 must be sliding to 2024??
Unfortunately I need a unit now so might have to look elsewhere : (
Love the Framework though, our current 13" one has been solid as a rock for the last year compared to 2x Dell XPS which both had broken frames within the same timeframe.
I think their speed will improve as they assemble and ship subsequent batches, so batch 8 by the end of Q4 isn’t inconceivable. That said, I could also see it slipping into 2024 if there are any hiccups.
I just placed my order for the 7840U (no ram or SSD), and I am really excited about it. I have been using a GPD Win 4 6800U (GPD WIN 4 - Shenzhen GPD Technology Co., Ltd._05061502_909) connected to an eGPU as my daily driver since February, and the AMD has been rock solid. Right as GPD started shipping them, they announced the pre-orders for the GPD Win 4 7840U models, and I have been bummed that I missed that ship. Well, I have found that I hardly ever use the built in controller (especially when it is docked), using the keyboard is very usable (but not great to write a long email or powershell script on), and my almost 45 year old eyes have a hard time seeing a 1080p screen that small. I found out about Framework earlier this year (Linus tech tips), and a self upgradable/repairable laptop is what I have wanted for YEARS. I am so excited to be buying into the platform, I am even looking at some of the old motherboards to build a plex server/nas with. Side note, anybody interested in buying a used GPD Win 4 that is in great working condition once I get my Framework 13 in
Hello, fellow batch eighters! Thanks for starting this thread, Daniel. I’ve ordered the same specs as you, but I’ve gone for different expansion cards. I don’t need a super machine, but I would like a new laptop as a backup/secondary machine to my current desktop PC. I’ll be using it for day-to-day use with some moderate gaming.
• Framework 13 (Batch 8)
• AMD Ryzen 5 7640U
• WD_BLACK SN750 NVMe - Battlefield 2042 Limited Edition - 1TB
• DDR5-5600 RAM (16GB; 2 x 8GB)
• 2 x USB-C Expansion Cards
• 1 x USB-A Expansion Card
• 1 x MicroSD Expansion Card
• Windows 11 Professional (Planned)
• Black Bezel
• British English Keyboard
Anyone have a rough estimate on the waiting time for batch eight? Do you think they’ll ship in time for the final run-up to the Christmas season?
EDIT: Just saw Jonathan’s estimate of December for shipping. Hoping it’s not delayed until Q1 2024.
In Batch 8 with the prebuilt 7840U, 32GB of ram.
Picked 2 USC-C, 1 USB-A, 1 HDMI. I’ve found a built in HDMI very useful over the years.
Planning to use this for general use, development, video calls/streaming. Not really intending this for gaming use. For those of you looking for a portable gaming system, I have found my steam deck to be a fantastic system for my use case.
no power adapter
I’m planning on using this as my primary system and sell my desktop pc.
I barely play videogames anymore and I started programming in my free time so this will be a good system.
I’ll buy 32 GB of ram and use the 2 TB ssd of my current pc.
I’ll also buy a USB-C docking station so I can use my equipment with my privat laptop and with the laptop from my work.
Hi! I am a university student residing in Sydney, and am about to purchase the Framework 13 DIY build with the AMD 7640U processor (no RAM, no SSD, just 2 USB-As, 2 USB-Cs and a power adapter). Thing is, I will be traveling to India from around 10-Dec for 2 months at least. Would placing an order right now mean that I will receive my laptop before leaving, or should I wait to come back, and then place the order for the 2024 batches?
Apologies if this is the incorrect forum to post this, I have sent an email to Framework support and have not yet received an answer (and I’m kind of in a hurry lol). Please let me know where to direct this request if so.
Nobody knows, probably Framework themselves are not able to be that precise. I personally expect shipping in mid to late December, but they’ll build laptops as fast as they can and as parts are available. You can always cancel your preorder if it hasn’t arrived before your travel or you can always update your shipping address so it gets send to a friend or family member while you’re away. But if you need the laptop with you, I wouldn’t rely on that.