'Framework,' the company most known for its fully repairable laptops, announced a new partnership with Google whereby the companies will create a repairable Chromebook line. The resulting laptops will run Chrome OS, meaning they will natively support Android apps as well as a number of PC applications. The Framework Chromebook features the same screen size and form factor as Framework's other 13-inch laptops. This means the Chromebook boasts a 13.5-inch, 3:2 aspect ratio, 2,256 x 1,504 resolution display.
Aside from its screen, the Framework Chromebook includes a 1080p, 60fps webcam for top-quality office calls. The laptop also features a manual cutoff for the mic and the camera feed for privacy reasons. In terms of its performance components, the laptop is powered by an Intel i5-1240P mobile processor and 8GB of DDR4 RAM. The laptop features expandable storage, but it comes with a 256gb SSD by default.
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Framework is Crafting a Repairable Chromebook with Google
1. Repairable Electronics - Exploring new ways to create electronics that can be easily repaired instead of replaced.
2. Sustainable Technology - Creating technology that is designed with sustainability in mind and can reduce e-waste.
3. Privacy-enhancing Computers - Creating computers with privacy measures such as manual cutoffs for cameras and mics.
1. Computer Hardware - There is an opportunity to create more repairable and sustainable computers, while also incorporating privacy features.
2. Consumer Electronics - Consumers are increasingly seeking electronics that are designed with sustainability in mind and that prioritize privacy.
3. Tech Services - With the increase in repairable electronics, there is an opportunity for tech services to provide repair and maintenance services for these devices.