Framework Laptop DIY Edition

Now upgraded to the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
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1-year limited warranty
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30-day return guarantee

Expand the possibilities with the DIY Edition

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Modular & upgradeable

We’ve built the Framework Laptop from the ground up to be upgradeable in ways that no other high-performance notebook is. In addition to adding memory and storage, you can choose the ports you want, customize the bezel color and keyboard language, and even upgrade your entire mainboard!

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Deeply customizable

You can choose to bring your own memory, storage, WiFi, and operating system, or pick from the many options we offer in the Framework Marketplace. With a range of bezel colors and keyboard languages and open design specifications on Expansion Cards, the variety of possible Framework Laptop configurations is endless.

Framework Laptop profile with thickness and weight

Thin & light

Thoughtful design and a precision formed and milled aluminum housing enables repairability and upgradeability without adding bulk. Coming in at just 15.85mm thick and 1.3kg, the Framework Laptop delivers the modularity of a desktop in the form factor of a thin and light 13.5” notebook.

What’s new

Now with the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, delivering up to twice the multi-threaded performance.

Optimized power efficiency, with standby battery life improvements in Windows and Linux.

Increased Top Cover rigidity, using a full CNC process and 75% pre-consumer-recycled aluminum.

Upgradeable high-performance mainboard

Available with three Intel 12th Gen Core i5 and i7 processor options, offering fantastic performance, great power efficiency, PCIe 4.0, and Intel’s new Xe Graphics, delivering a massive leap over previous generations. Even better, the Framework Laptop is the only high-performance notebook with a replaceable mainboard that lets you upgrade to new CPU generations if you ever need a boost in the future.²

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Up to

6+8 Cores

Up to

4.8 GHz Turbo

Maximum performance in a quiet system

We’ve designed the thermal system in the Framework Laptop to handle 30W continuous processor load³. By making space for an unusually large 65mmx5.5mm cooling fan and carefully designing our airflow paths, we’ve done this without sacrificing quietness. Our dual 5mm heatpipes and copper fin pack allows the CPU to run up to 60W turbo³. We’ve also enabled multiple power profiles in Windows to allow you to choose and adjust your preferred balance of performance, silence, and battery life.

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Continuous processor load


Turbo boost

Load up on memory & storage

With two SO-DIMM sockets and one M.2 2280 socket, the Framework Laptop DIY Edition is configurable and upgradeable to an insane 64GB of memory and 8TB of storage. We offer Western Digital’s SN750 and SN770 drives, along with their top of the line SN850 PCIe Gen 4.0 drives, with maximum read speeds of 7,000 MB/s!

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Bring your own Operating System

The DIY Edition ships without an OS installed, so you can bring your own. Compatible with Windows 11 Home and Pro and works out of the box with a wide variety of Linux Distributions like Ubuntu and Fedora.

Expansion Cards

Make external adapters a thing of the past. The Framework Expansion Card system lets you choose exactly the ports you want and which side you want them on. With four bays, you can select from USB-C, USB-A, HDMI, DisplayPort, MicroSD, ultra fast storage, and more.


The default card, supporting USB4, 20V/5A charging, and DisplayPort Alt Mode for connecting monitors, all on either side of the notebook.


Giving you access to the broad range of USB-A devices in the world at up to USB 3.2 Gen 2 speeds.

250GB 1TB

Ultra high speed storage, available in two capacities. With a USB 3.2 Gen 2 interface supporting 1000 MB/s read rates and 375 MB/s and 1000 MB/s write rates for 250GB and 1TB respectively. Fast enough to run apps or even boot an operating system from. Small enough to pop out and take with you.

display port

Supporting DisplayPort 1.4, for monitors up to 8k 60Hz resolution or up to four simultaneously at 4k 60Hz using four Expansion Cards.


Supporting HDMI 2.0b, for up to four monitors and TVs at up to 4K 60Hz using four Expansion Cards.


Supporting MicroSD UHS-I cards as well as the new UFS Card standard for a huge performance improvements on read, write, and random access.


Supporting 2.5Gbit/s and 10/100/1000Mbit/s Ethernet, the Ethernet Expansion Card gives you ultra fast and reliable networking over an RJ45 jack. The clear housing lets you peek at the RTL8156 controller that powers it.

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And more coming soon!

We have a variety of Expansion Cards in development including 2.5Gbit Ethernet, high-end headphone amps, and more.  We’re also opening the specs and sharing reference designs to enable partners and the community to help grow the Expansion Card ecosystem.

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With a 55Wh battery, the Framework Laptop gets you through a workday on a single charge. The pack is designed to provide up to 80% of its original capacity at 1000 cycles, and is easy to replace if you ever need to.³

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Stereo 2W speakers with 5cc of backvolume generate loud and clear audio. The dual MEMS microphones are connected to a hardware privacy switch, giving you full control.

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Supporting WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 standards out of the box with Intel AX210, the Framework Laptop can also be upgraded to other future wireless standards by replacing the wireless module.

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Designed for the future of work

The Framework Laptop is designed from the ground up to make you as productive as possible. A high resolution 3:2 aspect ratio display lets you fit more code and creativity on-screen at once. Glare reducing coatings and >400 nit brightness lets you take your work outside too!

1.5mm key-travel keyboard

1.5mm key-travel keyboard

The Framework Laptop has a great feeling keyboard with a toggleable backlight. While most compact notebooks have shrunk to between 0.8mm and 1.2mm travel, we’ve chosen a better balance of 1.5mm to deliver excellent feel while keeping the system highly portable.
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Choose your language

Both the keyboard alone and the full input cover are replaceable, letting you swap languages and layouts. We’ll be expanding our language offerings as we go, including languages never before built into a notebook. In addition, we offer stealthed out black and clear keyboards with no artwork at all.
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Electronics products don’t need to be one-size-fits all. The magnet attach bezel makes it easy access the screen for replacements, and it also comes in a range of colors to let you personalize your Framework Laptop.

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Fingerprint reader

The power button has an integrated Fingerprint Reader compatible with Windows Hello for secure and convenient login.

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The 115x76.66mm Windows Precision Touchpad has a matte glass surface for high durability and great feel.

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 WD black sn770 2TB
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Top cover

Framework Marketplace

Pick up new modules for upgrade, replacement, and customization of your Framework Laptop in the Framework Marketplace. In addition to the parts and products we make, we’re opening up the ecosystem for other companies and individuals to participate.

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The single best way to reduce the environmental impact of electronics is to make them last longer. You can repair and upgrade the Framework Laptop to make it work great for as long as you need it to. On top of that, it uses a 50% post consumer recycled (PCR) aluminum housing, 30% PCR plastic, and fully recyclable materials for packaging. All shipments are fully carbon-offset, and you can buy carbon capture and sequestration in the Framework Marketplace to make your laptop fully carbon neutral.

Framework Laptop camera microphones and hardware switches


Built-in hardware privacy switches give you complete control over access to the camera and microphones. Our embedded controller firmware is fully open source, and we don’t preload any extra software. You can even install a privacy focused OS on a Storage Expansion Card and take it with you.

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Every part of the Framework Laptop has a scannable QR code, giving you unprecedented access to documentation, repair guides, replacement and upgrade parts, and insight into design and manufacturing data.

Choose the specs you want

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Processor options

  • i5-1240P (Up to 4.4 GHz, 4+8 cores)
  • i7-1260P (Up to 4.7 GHz, 4+8 cores)
  • i7-1280P (Up to 4.8 GHz, 6+8 cores)


Iris Xe Graphics

Operating System

Storage options

  • None (bring your own)
  • 500GB - WD_BLACK™ SN750 NVMe™
  • 500GB - WD_BLACK™ SN850 NVMe™
  • 250GB - WD_BLACK™ SN770 NVMe™
  • 500GB - WD_BLACK™ SN770 NVMe™
  • 1TB - WD_BLACK™ SN770 NVMe™
  • 2TB - WD_BLACK™ SN770 NVMe™
  • 4TB - WD_BLACK™ SN850X NVMe™
  • 2TB - WD_BLACK™ SN850X NVMe™
  • 1TB - WD_BLACK™ SN850X NVMe™

Memory options

  • None (bring your own)
  • 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3200
  • 16GB (1 x 16GB) DDR4-3200
  • 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200
  • 32GB (1 x 32GB) DDR4-3200
  • 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200
  • 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR4-3200


WiFi 6E, WiFi 6E with vPro

Weight & dimensions

Framework Laptop dimensions are 228.98mm x 296.63mm
Framework Laptop weight is 1.3kg


Framework Laptop display colors are 100% sRGB color gamut and >400nit
Framework Laptop display size is 13.5" 3:2


Framework Laptop has 4x user-selectable Expansion Cards
Framework Laptop has a 3.5mm combo headphone jack


Supporting Thunderbolt 4, USB4, USB-PD, DisplayPort Alt Mode


Stereo 2W speakers, dual MEMS microphones with hardware privacy switch, 3.5mm combo headphone jack


Battery 55Wh (80% capacity after 1000 cycles)
Camera 1080p 60fps
Biometrics Fingerprint Reader
Keyboard Backlit
Power Adapter
  • None
  • 60W USB-C

What’s in the box

  • Framework Laptop DIY Edition 
  • Memory (optional) 
  • Storage (optional) 
  • WiFi (optional) 
  • Input cover (pre-assembled) 
  • Expansion Cards (customizable)
  • Bezel (pre-assembled) 
  • Power adapter (optional)
  • Framework screwdriver


Aluminum CNC Top Cover, aluminum formed Input Cover and Bottom Cover. 3.3kg Hinges


50% post-consumer recycled Aluminum housing,   30% post-consumer recycled plastic content,   Fully carbon-offset shipping,   100% recyclable packaging,   Carbon capture available in the Framework Marketplace


1 Year Framework Limited Warranty

Build your Framework Laptop DIY Edition 12th Gen Intel

We also have a range of pre-assembled options!

1. Available storage is dependent on operating system, system software updates, and application usage. 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. 1 TB = 1,000 GB

2. Mainboard upgrade may require the purchase of a new operating system license

3. Dependent on workload and ambient temperature conditions