I don’t think so, to both questions. It does seem to be a design flaw/oversight that might be inescapable without a physical switch but I’m not sure. FW seem to be more helpful and responsive than most companies and I’m willing to wait and see for now, I’m here because I believe in the direction they are promoting.
Regarding TB4 I think support it is all but official but I have no idea what the hold-up is.
I’m very cynical…I have trust issues. I tend to look at current issue, per issue at a time, and try to ignore historical trend / behaviour.
For example (of my trust issue), the lack of a BIOS update is concerning…is 11th gen mainboard maintenance being abandoned or something? The lack of timeline…
Some might be able to trust another base on a product and support…but I, personally (likely an issue with me), can’t say / know much about the future of the 11th gen mainboard.
The lack of statements / announcement is an indication that someone doesn’t want to be held to their words…and simply easier to leave them unsaid. Unless, if you’re Amber Turd…where fabricating lies is the norm.
That would go against the whole environmental aspect of their marketing wouldn’t it? Besides, the BIOS is developed by Insyde, not Framework, so there is only so much they can do I assume. Seriously, give Framework the benefit of the doubt here, I think they’ve earned it. Although I will take the time to plug Coreboot support as an aoption, Coreboot would enable Framework to make commits on their own time and not be beholden to a third-party’s timeline.
Sure it is interesting and impressive that technology has come along from those days (and expected!), in 20-30 years the runtimes of today will seem bad again (probably much sooner if ARM takes a hold) but the Framework is in the here and now as am I so historical laptop runtimes are not really relevant in my eyes.
I would say your comment is akin to looking at a new vehicles fuel efficiency and comparing it to a car that is from the 90s, you expect it would be better so to compare them would be pointless right?
I already limit the battery voltage via BIOS which is good but doesn’t help with heat generation unfortunately.
I don’t think charging from the type A port is supported or did you mean A->C adapter in the brick then into a type-C port in the machine?
My devices are old and only put out a measley 5W or 12W so using them would probably result in more battery wear. When I get a new phone it might be a option though I really rather not have a hard limit on the systems power, I would rather a software option. I realise I don’t currently have any other choice.
Wow, of course I’m keeping mine! Anyone who is doing otherwise clearly didn’t understand what they were buying and doesn’t fit in with the whole objective here. I mean, I’m sorry that it didn’t work out for you, but thanks at least for supporting the movement! Please please please don’t “destroy it” like someone up top threatened – at least find a school or a single mother you can donate it to, for the love of god!
Well as an unbeliever they can do what they like with it, but as I said I’d be happy to take it off their hands and as you note there are probably millions if not billions of people that would, but not God.
I couldn’t disagree more. Not bashing you at all, but I feel like Frame.work is doing a GREAT job showing us their roadmap, and implementing things the right way - not trying to rush… this year we got open source firmware, new hinges, new CPU options, open marketplace, BIOS upgrades and full transparency.
This machine was never meant to satisfy power-users, and the fact that Frame.work has been so open with the BIOS, firmware and github - that I’m here for the long run.
Framework’s mission emphasizes longevity and long term utility. As for the near term, it’s definitely not the most polished or trouble free experience (I’ve had to spend a solid few days to tune everything and still have some issues). But as I look past a few month from now, and given the progress of Framework towards opening up design files, firmware and more, I can only see continued improvements of my existing purchase and ever more control and customization capabilities as time goes on.
Through the above lens, it’s probably the best laptop out there. I’m planning to keep this laptop for a decade (as I did my last laptop). The real advantage of Framework will be realized well before then.