October/Batch 4 Thread

I think - someone will correct me if I’m wrong I’m sure - that in order to use vPro you need a CPU that also supports vPro like the Core i7-1185G7 that Framework offers as an option. Otherwise you can’t use vPro.

My guess is that the AX210 vPro will function just as a regular AX210 non-vPro if you don’t pair it with a vPro CPU.

So you should be fine, you just overpaid a bit for a feature you can’t use. :slightly_smiling_face:


Am I still on time to watch?

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Yup! Precisely. It will work anyway but without any vPro enhancement.

Got my Framework delivered today! Have spent the last several hours getting it all set up. I have pretty much everything working in Windows on one partition, and struggling through getting Linux Mint to see the wifi card on the other partition. Getting through it! Already an excellent learning experience. :smiley:

My final timeline was:
Sep. 9: Ordered DIY i5 with no RAM and no SSD; with AC Adapter and wifi
Oct. 4: Preparing to ship batch
Oct. 12: Preparing to ship order
Oct. 18: Your order shipped!
Oct. 20: Estimated delivery date from FedEx to Massachusetts
Oct. 21: Delivery!


@MikeCH lmao yeah I probably won’t start for another hour or so 2021-10-21T22:00:00Z

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Try a different kernel.

The 5.14 kernel worked for me.

Maybe it’s too new? But it works well for me.

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Yup! Found your thread there about an hour ago and switched over to Cinnamon (edge). Things seem to be working better now!



Plus obligatory word count.


Final Update!

Laptop is now up and running. Though I do have a broken arrow key. :expressionless:

Thanks for the clarification!

I guess the silver lining there is that if ever decide to upgrade the CPU on this machine, vpro will then be supported!


Woah, what happened there?

By my rough guess, the i5’s should be up to mid-Sept (haven’t seen many updates from that crew). @Bob_Barkerson @Sami_Al-halabi and @Lucas_Banting are at the tail end of the i5 queue. I’m not a Framework employee, just a guy who makes spreadsheets for no real reason.


By up to mid September do you mean that around that time was when batch 4 was sold out?

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My framework arrived about 3 hours ago!

I’m still trying to get it set up with windows, but so far it looks very portable and sleek. I love it! :slight_smile:


Well mine arrived yesterday! Working on setup. Exciting stuff!


FedEx delivered mine in the morning on the estimated arrival date. Putting it together was painless. My kids loved the little sheet of Framework stickers, and my wife’s reaction was “Oh my goodness, that is the cutest laptop and it feels amazing…” I said in another thread that having a numpad was non-negotiable for her, but now I think she might actually compromise on that, and I might be ordering another Framwork soon. :slightly_smiling_face:

I remembered what I read about initially entering the BIOS with F2 to turn off PS/2 Mouse Emulation and Secure Boot to use a Manjaro Live-USB image, so that was no problem. However, I immediately found that it wasn’t registering touchpad button clicks. The Knowledge Base suggests “pressing the bottom middle of the touchpad firmly a few times,” and that seems to have resolved my issue, although I still have to press the buttons somewhat firmly. I thought I was getting slow download and upload speeds with the wifi card, but then I tried running the same speed test on my old Windows 10 laptop, and my Framework running a Manjaro Live-USB (with zero tweaks) actually got better numbers.

I’m still trying to decide if I’m going to install Manjaro or Debian Stable…

External Numpads are one more thing to lug around, but they don’t suck to use anymore, so I’ve had one in my bag for the last few years even though I use it fairly often because that’s a workable solution now. Also, I hate typing with my hands off-center :face_vomiting:

Late arrival here in the thread. I ordered a DIY, i5 model September 12. I got the “preparing to ship your batch” email, nothing since. I’m impatient about this stuff by nature, so it’s no surprise that I’ve been checking email a couple times a day (okay, 5-10 times) since then.

I’ve never used Linux in my life, but I’m actually planning to install Linux when it finally arrives. Still deciding on a Linux distro. Honestly, I am so swamped with stuff to learn and take care of for work and other hobbies already, that it’s almost silly that I’m also thinking about diving into Linux, but quite frankly, I really didn’t need another laptop anyway. I just loved the idea of the FrameWork laptop and I absolutely want to support repairable electronics and products in general. So it can be my “tinkering” laptop. Should be fun.


By my count, the i5 sold out on 17 Sep. There was an i5 ordered on 9 Sep that was delivered today, but that’s the last estimate I have on that model. Sorry mate, wish I had better info for the crew.

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My DIY i5 came today. Just when FedEx said it would after they actually got it (I guess I’m lucky and in an area where they’re good).
So overall my schedule was as follows"
8/22 Ordered
10/04 Batch Preparing to ship
10/12 Order Preparing to ship
10/14 Order Shipping Soon / Card Charged
10/18 Shipped / Label Created - initial arrival date of 10/20
10/19 FedEx Receives Package - new arrival date of 10/21
10/21 FedEx Delivers Package

I’ve put it together and started setting it up. It is quite the nice little laptop.