Framework 16 preorder status?

@OperationCWAL By the meteorological calendar, spring should start on 1 March and end on 31 May. Rgl late June should pretty much be summer unless ur sking in australia

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I can’t believe I’ve made it this far in life unaware of such a calendar. I thought maybe you were referring to some sort of quarterly business calendar. My soul hopes they’re using the meteorological calendar and preorders open next week, but my wallet kinda hopes they’re referring to the astronomical calendar.

My soul also wishes I were in fact skiing in Australia, yet again my wallet says get back to work. I hate that thing…


According to the NOAA, meteorologists and climatologists use the meteorological calendar (instead of the “regular” equinox-based calendar) for ease of comparing statistics. I don’t believe that they had Framework product shipment dates in mind.

However, this all begs the question of which calendar Punxsutawney Phil uses. He is arguably a meteorologist, albeit not a human one.


Wednesday, June 21st is the last day of Spring on the calendar that we’re tracking to. That said, we’ll keep everyone updated on preorders opening. There’s still a lot of work going on behind the scenes.


At the very least can we get some teasers once a week?

It’s still pretty early days and things are super fluid. We’ll have to remain focused and heads down right now.


Given the amount of money I’m likely to spending on this device, and the fact that it will be a work device, I would much rather they take all the time they need to get it right, rather than rushing a product out the door to hit some self-imposed deadline.

I get it, it’s very exciting, and I’m fascinated to see what the dimensions and weight end up being, but I’m also very keen that they get it right the first time so that, all being well, I’ll only have to buy a new chassis every ten years or so, and a new mainboard every 3-5.


Pretty keen to see pre-order open up, because that’s when we see final specs. But I’m pessimistic about release timeframes now… people ordering a FW13 with AMD are now seeing a “Q4 2023” header on the configuration page. Was hoping to buy one of these this year.

That said, my personal preference is a full AMD laptop… and the next gen AMD graphics in laptops is not yet released. So it’s going to be a wait regardless - and all brands are probably held up by vendors like AMD in any case.

Oh well. We’ll see. At least once they’re done AMD stuff might not be catching fire at random anymore. You know, one can hope at least.

@BarriBurt assuming they don’t change the preorder date, they should ship late 2023, according to their website:

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Thanks for the reply.

Based on this, it sounds like they will using every possible day of the spring before they share details + preorder links.

I can wait that long but not much longer!

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Only 29 days left in Spring 2023. When can we order the Laptop 16? Can we yet? Huh? Huh? Can we? Huh? Pretty please? How many more miles? Are we there yet?


Yep. People are getting antsy


@Twistgibber at least there’s a voice from Framework! I’m holding out to the bitter end!
:+1:t2: :+1:t2:


I feel the same way but relax hahaha


Why is it so important to have the laptop within spring? Isn’t it much better to get an amazing product that you can count on for years to come?

I understand the hype, but please don’t make it more dramatic than it is.


Official Update: pre-orders slipping “into summer”


That mentioned display sounds dope tho :smiling_face:

The Framework Laptop 16 has 2560x1600 resolution, a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, variable refresh rate up to 165Hz, 9ms rise+fall time, 1500:1 contrast, and an unusually high 500 nit brightness. We’re also using the same matte top surface that is on the new matte display in the Framework Laptop 13.


As you’ve likely seen in the blog post, we had to delay preorders of Framework Laptop 16 until the summer as we’re still heads down on a number of items and we’re trying to shorten the time between preorder and actual product shipment.

Thanks for your patience, folks.


@TheTwistgibber So would this be after June 21st then? The preorder date.

I kinda get it, because I would also like to use the 16 for my uni studies, which I am already in the middle of. So the faster I can get it, the more it can help elevate my experience from the old junk laptop I currently use :smile:

That being said, I also strongly agree with taking your time and making it good, instead of releasing a broken product. I am sure the framework team is doing there darn best to make it right but also make it fast without making it bad.
I think it is awesome, that they communicate with the community in this forum. While more regular updates would be great, i guess they sometimes just don’t have much to say, that isn’t probably gonna change anyway.

So yeah, I am super hyped as well, but obviously the framework team is just as hyped, if not more, to finally release their awesome work. Not to mention making money on it.

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