Put together your self for a repairable and upgradable Chromebook. As noticed by @LinkofHyrule89, Framework unintentionally listed a Chromebook Version laptop computer on its web site. The itemizing, which went dwell at round 1 AM ET on September twenty first, has since disappeared.

Replace: Framework introduced its Chromebook only a few hours after we revealed this story. Pre-orders are open for a $999 configuration. We’ve left this story in-tact, although we up to date the part on specs.

Screenshots captured by @LinkofHyrule89 present that the Framework Laptop computer Chromebook Version prices $999. It appears to be like similar to the Framework Laptop computer, although it makes use of a Chrome OS keyboard format. (These screenshots have been verified by Ryne Hager of OSOM Privateness, who caught the unintended itemizing whereas it was dwell.)

We didn’t know the Framework Chromebook’s specs once we initially revealed this story. Framework now says that its Chromebook solely is available in one configuration—you get a twelfth gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and Wi-Fi 6E assist. (The identical core specs as Framework’s base-model Home windows laptop computer.)

Moreover, the Chromebook makes use of the identical growth card system as Framework’s Home windows laptops, so you may hot-swap SD card readers, USB ports, and different parts. The 13.5-inch show has a 2256 x 1504 decision and swappable bezel, although it isn’t a touchscreen.

We anticipate the Framework Laptop computer Chromebook Version to be successful amongst fans. Google just lately introduced that it received’t make one other Pixelbook, and judging by the response on social media, energy customers are dying for a brand new high-end Chromebook.

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And if we cross our fingers, the Framework Chromebook might discover a residence in faculties. A laptop computer that’s simply repairable and upgradable might save faculties 1000’s of {dollars} annually. They simply must make the preliminary funding, which can be a hurdle.

Pre-orders for the Framework Laptop computer Chromebook Version are fastened at $999. Orders ship in “batches,” so the earliest orders ought to arrive in December.

Supply: LinkofHyrule89