Everyone who would like to request a feature can you post in the comments to prevent the forum being flooded.
Dedicated support and guides to set up an eGPU over Thunderbolt.
Also, Thunderbolt support for AMD Ryzen motherboard options when they do end up existing.
A cheaper, lower powered cpu option
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15-16" screen option. After running with 15" for years, 13.5 is just too small for me.
Touch screen option would be nice
Matte screen .please.
15" version with 10-key numpad
This is the only laptop I can buy due to my work. I am searching everywhere.
Pleaseeeeee make this a thing
Saw review on LTT, great job!
Firmware controlled battery disconnect
Firmware controlled charge level limit
Matte screen and coreboot.
Intel Alder Lake-P (12th gen mobile) or later or AMD 6000/7000 series or later (as they come out).
USB C Fast Charging (or if already available, info on the website. New Mac Pros has fast charging.)
- Thunderbolt expansion card.
The USB-C is thunderbolt compatible, certification is being done. They can’t advertise it is thunderbolt as they are not certified just yet.
I have my device in hand for a week now, and I totally understand the comments / requests for a fn-lock indicator. This is far and away the most obvious design flaw in an otherwise awesome product. Probably too late to change the keyboard design now, but a gen 2 keyboard would be good to fix this. Also, exposing the fn-lock status through the EC so that we can have an onscreen indicator of it would also be very helpful!
New features I would like to see, in rough order from easiest to hardest in my not so EE qualified estimation:
Battery partial state of charge target (with easy “Charge to full now this one time” userland API)
BIOS programmable TDP/clock hard clamp when on battery (i.e. keep TDP low enough that fan won’t ever come on)
Vesa mount mainboard holder chassis
Brighter screen (500 or more cd/m2 for sunlight legibility)
360 degree hinge or double hinge
Hinge mod to ensure fan cooling air exit has a clear path regardless of lid open, closed, or angle.
Speaker delete + increased battery size kit
Input deck with blank and completely open keyboard area, for DIY hacking in other keyboard form factors.
Tablet form factor chassis (a la surface pro or Lenovo Miix), with improved passive cooling
Wireless charging in and out
HDMI / DP alt mode IN + software to display this input in a window + USB HID back channel mouse input, keyboard input, etc
Input deck to wireless+wired in a separate detachable housing conversion kit (i.e. turn it into a “type cover” for the tablet chassis)
Mokibo style keyboard / touchpad hybrid
All the fast charging standards, USD-PD 3.1, EPR, PPS, QC1/2/3/4/5, compatibility for power in and out (note: F.w did well to think about this and even allow trickle charge from 5V, but making sure the F.w can take max power from whatever USB it happens to be connected to would be even better)
Removable GPU mobile dock that plugs into expansion bay(s) but still exposes USB-C to the coast. Could expand F.w footprint laterally, longitudinally, or my favorite would be to expand it vertically and add additional cooling fans for both the GPU and to force more air into the F.w itself for better high load performance.
Projector chassis and components (to put obsolete main boards into for a second life as media consumption machines)
Mainboard as wireless router kit (with expansion “cards” acting as upgradable wifi radios, with RP-SMA antenna connections)
RISC-V processors, but only if there’s native or second chip support for TB3/4/5…
And finally, folding chassis and screen (a la Lenovo X1 Fold), but not until flexible display tech matures quite a bit.
My top “wishlist” items include:
Touchscreen (please do keep the 13.5" screen size as an option, for a compact, travel friendly laptop)
AMD Ryzen options
Dedicated GPU (and for it to be modular/socketed, to enable upgrades)
Adding a 2nd screen module (similar to Asus Duo laptops?)… with options for LED or colour electronic paper display (DES - Display Electronic Slurry) touchscreens?
Option to buy it with Linux (or rather no OS included) instead of Window$? I don’t want to pay for win 10 if I’m not going to use it!
Additional battery module.
Have you looked at the DIY edition? That’s exactly how it’s done.
Unfortunately with the way Microsoft
bribes licenses its OEM installs, Windows is included at very low cost/free with the prebuilts.
Oh, I didn’t realise that was the case with the DIY edition… thanks for the info
I don’t know why Micro$oft is allowed to get away with that…
- Ryzen APU
- 15"/16" chassis
- Cherry Ultra Low Profile switches
- 75% TKL Keyboard layout
- Keyboard Well section of the chassis being made removable, so alternate keyboard layouts could be put in (like Ansi / ISO / Ortho)
- Sensel trackpad option
- Larger screen, Matte with a higher refresh rate (144 Hz)
- Have a screen resolution that’s supported on other OS distributions
- 2-Button Touchpad
- Manual kill switch for WiFi & BlueTooth
- Module Expansion card: Ethernet
- BPA-free housing and keyboard
- A module card for WiFi/BlueTooth
- A secondary NVMe slot
A 16:9 or 16:10 model
An amd or arm model
Support for more io(like larger io modules on later models, etc)
less muddy speakers
Bpa free housing
Bigger battery(99w is the max on a plane, the framework has ~43w)