I am excited of receiving my new framework laptop.
I have been waiting for the second generation to have the debugged experienced.
Browsering a lot the forum, here is the I understand needing to be fixed / checked on this revision, in order of importance / severity. Most of them are hardware related, users seems to just want the same level of feature they are custom with previous laptops :
- RTC battery failure
The laptop doesn t start for unknown reasons when unpluged pluged.
1’) Wifi 2.4GHz speed
Laptop with poor wifi is useless for most usages. We want the same performance has older laptop or smartphones with our current wifi setup.
USB C and module
Power drain idled & power shortages of all sorts, loose connection, disconnection. This one kills part of the concept, several users reports they have to unplug the modules all the time to avoid those issues. We need rock solid HDMI, USB A & C connexion like you get on any laptop.
USB C connected externa GPU is burning MOFSET inside the laptop (150C)
It seems a hardware design/ QC problem (at least throteling over 100C). Apparentely egpu are unsuported and this issue has a low occurence but high risk. Anyone having good expérience with egpu ?
Battery duration on regular internet browsering
Having a laptop that works for at least 6 hours unpluged watching video & internet via wifi.
Screen lide rigidity and hinge behaving properly
Heat management & sustained performances
I remember visiting HP factory and what they would do for advanced customers is called “burning”, basically they put the laptop in sort of a hoven at 40 degrees and see if it resists! My version is running a game for 2 hours to see how it behaves
MISC : Charging / Fully charged status LED indicator.
Dear early adopters:
Let me know if you have any things you would check for, that would be a no-go for you in this V2 ?
PS: will modify this introduction with your comments.