Since Framework’s notebook itself uses Intel’s x86 platform, it is certainly not too difficult to convert to a Chromebook of the same platform. However, with the official support of Google on the pre-installed operating system, it can still provide a more stable and compatible ChromeOS system experience. And Google also promised to provide up to 8 years of security patch upgrade support for the Framework.
version will be fully equipped with the features of a Framework notebook, including replaceable interface modules, the screen and motherboard are replaceable and upgradeable, and it is even simpler to add memory and SSD. It’s just that there will be a ChromeOS logo to distinguish it from the normal version. Framework will have a QR code on each part, which is convenient for users to find parts for future maintenance and upgrades.
Framework Laptop Chromebook Edition is currently available for pre-order starting at $999. Like the normal version, it has been upgraded to the 12th generation platform, with Intel Core i5-1240P as standard, with 8GB DDR4-3200 memory and 256GB SSD. This configuration is considered high-end in the Chromebook market, which is dominated by entry-level hardware, but buyers cannot choose a higher CPU by themselves. The screen is 13.5 inches, 2K, 3:2 ratio, the body defaults to 4 USB-C interface modules, and so on.