Originally posted on Reddit.
Those of you who have ordered or will order the Framework 16: How will you use it? What configuration did you decide on, and why?
I have a lot of medical appointments and can’t drive, so my main use case will be working while someone else drives me to and from appointments, The large, bright matte display will be perfect for productivity while traveling in a car on a sunny day.
I’m in DIY pre-order batch 3 with a Ryzen 9 7940HS CPU. I’ve purchased a 64 GB (2x32 GB) Crucial CT2K32G56C46S5 DDR5-5600 (5600 MT/s) RAM kit and 4 TB Samsung 990 Pro SSD to make sure I have plenty of memory and storage for the many VMs and containers for the various VMs and containers I run for hobby projects and advancing my understanding of information security. I’m not going to be using it for gaming, so I won’t add the dGPU.
For port configuration I’ll have USB-C on both sides of the two rear ports to maximize their functionality (i.e., USB4), USB-C the right side middle port, HDMI on the left side middle port to be ready for giving presentations, and USB-A on both sides of the front ports to plug in the mixers for my DJ hobby and support other USB-A devices without adaptors and dongles.