I love the idea of the Framework laptop, I have a Fairphone for reparability and seeing a similar project for laptops is amazing!
However I’m currently holding back as I can’t understand why Framework decided to go with a 13.5" laptop using a 3:2 screen?
I understand wanting extra height but you can get the same height with a 14" using 16:10 for less than 2cms extra width (which could be used for a bigger battery and better cooling e.g. Slimbooks use a 99wh battery in their 14" 16:10 Executive - SLIMBOOK).
Size comparison here: Visual Size Comparison: 13.5 inch 3x2 display vs 14 inch 16x10 display (displaywars.com)
14" 16:10 seems the best of both worlds as you still get all the benefits to use it for coding, writing browsing webpages but it’s also easier for media (watching video and playing games).
You also have the added benefits of using a more standardized screen size.
It would be easier to offer different screen types and make it easier for users to order a third party one, whether someone wants high refresh rates or a touchscreen.
Seems a shame that Framework are confirmed working on other product lines (probably 15" and up) but will most likely neglect a 14" 16:10 because its too close to this current niche size.
Are there any benefits to a 13.5" 3:2 over a 14" 16:10 that I am missing?