I just got my 13th gen Intel laptop today, and I am very impressed. It was a DIY and it was super easy to work on and put together. I have been working on laptops for decades and this is hands down the easiest to work on.
This is also by far the easiest laptop I have ever install Linux on. The only issue I have beyond the fingerprint sensor (known issue) is that the OS doesn’t always pick up that the charger is attached. The hardware sees it, as the LED by the expansion module comes on to indicate charging/fully charged. The OS thinks that it is not connected and just gives me an absurdly long battery life estimate.
I can make the OS see the charger I do one of:
- Put the laptop to sleep, then wake it up
- Remove the USB C expansion module and plug the charger directly into the motherboard.
This happens regardless of which expansion module/slot I try. I have 3 USB C expansion modules and have tried different combinations and they all have this problem.
This issue does not degrade the performance of the laptop, and the only time I really notice it is if I run a program like fwupdmgr that won’t run unless the laptop is on the charger. I am figuring there will be an update to the OS in a couple of days that will probably fix it. I was mostly just wondering if anyone else has seen it and what they have done about it, if anything.
So thank you to the Framework crew for making such a nice laptop!