This started as a long-winded post on the community Discord, but the more I thought about it the more feasible it seemed. I’m going to be working with some MXM graphics cards in the near future, and that level of modularity really impressed me and made me think, “Man, wouldn’t it be cool if the framework had an MXM slot. Looks like Falconnor4 is working on a Thunderb-- er, USB-C to PCIe to MXM chain of converters, which should be pretty darn cool, but what if in a future 15” version of the framework there were a much larger expansion card format? The “definitely not Thunderbolt 4” ports supply more than enough bandwidth and power and with a fancy vapor chamber and low profile fan, a fully self contained dGPU could be packaged in it’s own expansion card and slotted into the left side of the motherboard and chassis.
I understand that this flies in the face of the mass-market appeal that helps to make framework possible, but it would go a long way towards expanding the real capabilities of the laptop.