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They haven't announced a price yet, but it certainly seems like something that a lot of us have wished for.
 

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Looks interesting. Having been pulling all brands of laptops apart for many, many years three things immediately stick out.
The case separates into two logical pieces, I wish they all did.
The frame for the LCD looks like it was meant to be serviced. Having had to peel apart the frames many a cracked screen (or replace the inverter, remember those?) those were a puzzle to figure out at best.
Connectors. They really didn't highlight it in the video but these are a f'ing nightmare. You get better with them the more you work with them but they suck. Didn't really see what they had on that system.
Looks like it might have a pretty big price tag, most of those things that make working on a laptop a pain are there to save costs. I still wouldn't go diving into even these without a great deal of caution until you know your way around.
Good idea and a great way to learn.
 

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Normally I would add this as an edit but this is worth a new post.
I was able to read a 3rd party review. I think I have a far better perspective of this system now.
The reality is once you get it apart (more on that later) it pretty much looks like a lot of high end commercial laptops. I guess that's where the voodoos starts with an average laptop. I carry around a satchel full of specialized tools just to open many laptops and other electronic devices.
The Framework opens up easily for service, which is quite unique these days. Once inside it looks like any high quality commercial grade Windows style laptop. It's probably a great way to train for laptop service. It's not going to help with tablets or MacBook but neither are really meant to be serviced. Both of these require a big set of specialized tools and the skills of a surgeon.
I am waiting to see a price tag for these but my guess it's not cheap. So it's a great learning tool, it adds an entirely new dimension of customizing a laptop. My guess it's going to be envisioned as an expensive toy but it should build a following. So this summer we should see where the Framework is heading.
 

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Yeah, still a lot of questions about this thing. As you said the price is probably going to be in the 1k - 2k range, about the same as others, I'm guessing. Not much info on it yet. We'll have to wait and see. No way it's going to compete on weight and dimensions but that would be worth it for ease of access and ability to upgrade/repair. Here's a video of a look at it from a repair perspective (nothing you can't see at their website):
 

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