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Are they worth it? I'm tired of laptops being made to break with terrible support and companies going out of their way to make them impossible to repair

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    framework will either outgrow their "consumer-friendly" model or they will go out of business. I also anticipate the components will become less available overtime, but let's be honest, it's just a boring work laptop sold at a high markup just for the modularity.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      braindead take. The company's model is making a form factor. They don't need parts to stay. They can just release a new revision of the board/module/etc and call it a day, just like everyone else.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        they won't turn a profit to stay in business, despite your delusions.

        >sold at a high markup
        Not at all. Its cheaper than a new Thinkpad for example

        only morons buy new Thinkpads as opposed to old ones for linux usage. this is hardly a good benchmark for a comparing a modular laptop with basic functionality. at that point you might as well compare it to whatever $500 garbage plastic work laptop you find on amazon. framework just isn't worth the investment based on performance and intended function, not unlike the newer thinkpads you're comparing it to.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >only morons buy new thinkpads
          then compare resell price value, you can get an used Framework 12thgen for not much higher than a refurbished T14 with same perfs

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >they won't turn a profit to stay in business, despite your delusions.
          System76 does just fine and I've never seen one before in public. I've seen several framework laptops.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            still expensive lol
            Asus Zenbook 14 mogs both framework and 76

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >muh performance muh specs
            go to your hundred other threads for your junky high performance slabs

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >only morons buy new thinkpads
          Don't move the goalposts

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >sold at a high markup
      Not at all. Its cheaper than a new Thinkpad for example

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >doomershit
      it's obvious you know nothing about framework

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have a 13" 12th gen intel one, it's not bad, but not as good as an apple laptop. Battery life is horrible, it fails to sleep when I close it like 5% of the time. But it runs Fedora pretty well and I like the 3:2 screen and the ability to have usb A without dongles.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Have the 13 inch 13th gen Intel one. It's a good laptop, runs Fedora really well, and the matte screen works well outdoors.

      The battery life is massively improved with the 13th gen boards and the upgraded battery. I can leave it in sleep for two weeks and it only loses 5% charge.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I can leave it in sleep for two weeks and it only loses 5% charge.
        yeah I'm pressing X for doubt

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Battery life is horrible
      with the amd version on windows you can limit the power draw like on the steam deck, with x86 Universal Tuning Utility
      For light usage I limit it to 10W or 15W and i got like 13-14hr of battery life estimation, and it still have enough perf to do programming or browsing

      other else on default profile you get like 8-9hr easily; and 3-4hr on games

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just realized I outgrew this linux shit and decided I'm gonna get a macbook pro and pay for a tiling manager or something on it and call it a day.

    I have a Pixel with GrapheneOS. Kinda got my run with it and it was fun and all but... I'm gonna go back to group chats and blue messages with an iPhone lol.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >outgrew linux shit
      >outgrew complete control over your OS

      NGMI

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You're right. Who cares about blocking ads and telemetry and Apple letting 3rd party ad companies track my around the web and sell my data.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      leave and never come back, babby

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >are they worth it?
    it's a cool idea which will never be financially viable. so unfortunately it's just a gimmick for those with money to waste.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      it was financially viable for most companies even ten years ago. you are moronic.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        it's cheaper to buy 2 new laptops than buy framework and upgrade GPU once. ever went to school? did some math and shiet?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yeh if you buy the cheapest crap that breaks after 1 year

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Point me to those laptops that have the same processing power and are half the price of the framework

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    t480 homie
    That is all.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I still can't get myself to buy one
      >no thinklight
      >no disc drive (which I use on occasion)
      >thin and kind of ugly
      >no WWAN switch
      >no lid clasp
      I'm too used to my t430. Despite its age I still am not ready to move on

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >>no thinklight >>no WWAN switch >>no lid clasp
        Valid
        >>no disc drive (which I use on occasion)
        An expanded 2.5 drive slot and a torrent client is a million times more useful for my w530
        >>thin and kind of ugly
        The non-slim model is only like 30% thinner than the t430.

        Usb-C and the power efficiency is just too much to ignore for me. But my w530 will forever have a special place in my room, document write-ups mostly.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'm really only considering switching for the power efficiency. My T430 runs hot as shit all the time because everything is so bloated now. I also have a USB-C adapter for my T430 so I charge it when I'm out with a compact USB-C charger that's smaller than a pack of cigarettes.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >>no thinklight >>no WWAN switch >>no lid clasp
            Valid
            >>no disc drive (which I use on occasion)
            An expanded 2.5 drive slot and a torrent client is a million times more useful for my w530
            >>thin and kind of ugly
            The non-slim model is only like 30% thinner than the t430.

            Usb-C and the power efficiency is just too much to ignore for me. But my w530 will forever have a special place in my room, document write-ups mostly.

            >T480
            >power efficiency
            is this new meme?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            are you moronic or something? How is a 15W processor from 2018 going to not be more efficient than the 35W processor in my shitbox from 2012?

            I would say switch to a 35w quad-core with PTM7950 before jumping to a t480. You'll probably get better performance with bloat and the temps won't be sky high. Your charging brick and adapter will need to support 100w though.
            [...]
            Speaking in relative terms anon. And no, I'm not buying a damn m1.

            Yeah I'm currently using an i7-3520M which is dual core, and 35W. What model of processor would be quad core that I can use as a replacement? This might be worth trying to extend the life of my laptop a bit.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I would say switch to a 35w quad-core with PTM7950 before jumping to a t480. You'll probably get better performance with bloat and the temps won't be sky high. Your charging brick and adapter will need to support 100w though.

            [...]
            >T480
            >power efficiency
            is this new meme?

            Speaking in relative terms anon. And no, I'm not buying a damn m1.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            i got the m1 macbook pro from my company for work
            i hate what Apple represents and their policy
            but this laptop is marvel of engineering and should be the future

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            When you think about it the frameworks actual only alternative is the MBA which says a lot about the laptop.
            I’d like for someone to point me to a laptop of equivalent power for less money.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            steal a macbook pro

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Quit telling people to spend money on expensive 15 year old components when they want something newer.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah man, I'd hate to buy a $30 CPU to save myself from buying a $200 laptop. Thank you for saving me so much money!
            He says he likes his t430, reading comprehension.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I don't actually want something newer. If I could I'd still be using my T40. They seem to just get worse and worse except for the processor, which I wouldn't even need to upgrade if not for software bloat. I still do the exact same things now as I did on XP with a Pentium M and 1GB of memory except now I need new hardware to do it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Had one of these. Fricking horrendous. 0/10 never buying a chinkpad ever again.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        nice arguments there
        very trustworthy

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm tired of laptops being made to break with terrible support
    All of the laptops I had, even cheap plastic MSI gayming ones, lasted years and are still working to this day.
    I only moved on to update hardware and probably spent less overall that you would on a framework. The problem just might be you.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Framework could go belly up too, but if it means anything, I love my 13" one. swapping ports around is cool. Wish they'd add a touchscreen though

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it just need an OLED screen update and it will be perfect

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      They should skip OLED development and head straight to QDEL.Brighter, uses less energy, and cheaper to produce.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Once the 13 inch one has a trackpoint, it will be.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Check out Slimbook.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm gonna buy a Framework because my heckin' favorite youtuber LINUS TECH TIPS is invested!

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >no removable battery unless you disassemble the entire laptop
    >no touch screen
    >same boring keyboard layout
    >not linux friendly

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    nope. It's a money pit for morons

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i have a framework 13 and it is a great laptop. my battery wasn't doing to well, bought a new one and installing it was stupid simple. broke my screen, bought a new one and installing it was stupid simple. also i got mine used for cheap as frick

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >used for cheap as frick
      Where?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I wouldn't call it "cheap as frick" but the official website has B-stock 11th gen units from their first factory starting at $500 (no RAM, no SSD)

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Just looked and it's $600 now. What is competitive against this at this point? I can't imagine this is the best deal ever.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            That had been my question anytime someone shits on them.
            What other laptop is out there with similar or better screen and other specs

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            11th gen Dell Latitudes can be had for $300-$400 but the screens on those are worse than those on the Framework.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        same poster i got mine for $300 used from a friend. i would still consider framework to best new laptops outside of silicon macbooks if your into those

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    So what's the list?

    Framework > t14 amd > t480 > 11th gen latitude > some cheap shit on amazon?

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Buy a Thinkpad x230 and install heads. Write protect the flash chip. Put nail polish on the screws and take high resolution pictures to ensure signs of tampering. Do NOT use a HDD or SSD. They have DMA so a malicious firmware could do a lot of damage, use of USB is preferred since they do not have DMA. Completely remove the microphone, sound card, webcam and the WWAN card from the laptop. Remove the fan to prevent binary acoustic data transmission. Replace the default wifi card with a supported atheros card. Disable wifi when not in use, preferably by physically removing the card. Make your own independent Linux distro from scratch. Most Linux distros value convenience over security and will thus never have good security. Your only option is to make your own. Use musl instead of glibc, Libressl instead of openssl, sinit instead of systemd, oksh instead of bash, toybox instead of gnu coreutils to reduce attack surface. Enable as little kernel modules as possible. Use a hardened memory allocator. Apply strong SELinux and sandboxing policies. Restrict the root account heavily to make sure it never gets compromised. Disable JavaScript and CSS in your browser. Block all gayMAN domains in your hosts file. Monitor all network requests. Do not use a phone. Never speak near anyone who owns a phone, they are always listening. Never use any non-corebooted technology made after 2006. Never leave your devices unattended. Tape triple layer aluminum foil all around your room as tempest shielding. Type really quietly as defense against audio keylogging. Use ecc ram to minimize rowhammer and rambleed. Encrypt everything multiple times with various different encryption implementations. Compile everything from source. Use hardened compilation flags. Always read through the source before installing something if possible. Only use the internet when absolutely necessary.

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