Batch 4, ordered Sept. 8th, bouncing between “Iwantthatgimmenow!” and “Framewhatnow?”:
- 2x USB-C Ports
- 1x USB-A Port
- 1x 1TB Drive
Meant to replace my main machine, a 2017 Dell Precision 5510 that died on a super-humid Atlanta day (blink code might indicate a fried mobo, can’t find a replacement on the cheap). Originally looked at getting a 2021 Dell, pivoted when I learned I could avoid past mistakes and buy a system designed for easy broken/outdated subsystem replacing! I’m entertaining the idea of eventually fitting a Framework mainboard into the Precision 5510 shell, too, if I can get it to talk to the keyboard, trackpad, and monitor…
That said, I’m scavenging the SSD, RAM, and WiFi modules out of the Precision 5510. My second monitor uses USB-C. Unsure what I’ll use the 1TB drive for. Work requires that I run Win10, which I’ll install alongside Debian+GNOME.
My wish list includes a black interior to the laptop, a 15" (or even 17") monitor, a 360° hinge, a larger battery, and faster delivery, though obviously none of those were dealbreakers. Excited to see what new expansion cards come out, and, well, just generally where this company and idea are heading. So glad they’re pulling it off!
Thrilled with the expansion card system, though it would’ve been great if cards could occupy more than one slot (e.g. set the guiderail through the top of the card, no laptop material separating slots, 4 (or perhaps 6 or 8 if possible) USB-C slots per side, and set the size of a single slot to the minimum needed for, say, a USB-A card). I’ve already printed an enclosure and shoved in a Serpente R2 and a 22-pin Berg header so’s I’ll have a microcontroller expansion card on Day 1 I’ll post a how-to thread on these forums once I have my laptop in hand and can validate the design… Iwantthatgimmenow!!!