I would prefer the 1st party ethernet expansion card to carrying a usb-c rj45 dongle as I have to now, but I also can’t take the hit of a large power draw at idle and sleep.
I’m placing an order for usb-c expansion cards to replace the usb-a and hdmi I have, as even with hdmi v3 there is a real degredation of suspend battery life that affects my use of my gen12 framework-13. It’s a lot less convenient, but I’ll deal with a dongle for those. I use wired LAN much more than either of usb-A or hdmi.
@Framework - Could you please post a knowledge base of some sort that at least quantifies the current state of the network card, including under linux, so we can make informed decisions on whether to use it? Thank you.