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.
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
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.
I don’t mind if they take longer to open the preorders, I just want to know what the base price is going to be so that I can budget for this thing. Money doesn’t grow on trees you know. I’m going to have to save up for it.
Well, I hope it will not take too long till we can preorder this thing.
I am really in need of a new laptop.
I understand the fact that they are not ready right now and want to deliver a good product.
Although getting more information about the features would be very nice as a tradeoff to the longer waiting time.
You don’t need to tell us what hardware we get exactly but tell us the expected price or something like that. Something that keeps us hyped about it.
what do you mean? the deep dives are made for this information but other than that, I dont think they will give any more info except at LTX and/or whenever preorders open. I see a lot of people talking about price but I dont think they can really give that just because it is even more configurable than the 13in. Like depending on what you get or what you decide to get form a 3rd party seller, it will vary highly. The only thing I can see them announcing the price for pre-builds but I dont think that would give an accurate idea since they are much more expensive that DIY.
yeah but I think they’ll stay away from that just because it might turn off some people even though they know it is more expensive than DIY.
Agreed but honestly I would be surprised if they dont have an option for a module that can be put in place instead of a dGPU because they would then be forcing some customers to pay like an extra >$200 for something they wouldn’t be using. Other than that I expect they will likely have “lower end” (I just mean like ones that are not top top of the line) CPU options for someone that is not looking for a beast laptop but just something for like school or something. One of the biggest selling points of this laptop is how modular it is so I would be surprised and honestly disappointed if they only have options that pertain to a certain customer base (i.e., gamers).
I also hope they offer lower-end options such as no external GPU and lower performance CPU at least to save on price for office users who just need a larger screen and good battery life.
I’d love to know what the lowest config price point roughly is so I finally know whether this is even remotely inside my budget or if I’m entertaining a complete pipe dream. Is it $1000? $1500? $2000? $2500? I have no idea what to expect.