Fully modular laptop, the Framework Laptop 16 now available for pre-order

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Modular technology has the upper hand over non-modular tech because it allows for customization and consumer options without the need to buy a completely new system. The Framework Laptop 16 is a modular laptop that is now available for pre-order in many parts globally. In comparison to its predecessor, this laptop takes the concept of modularity to new heights allowing almost all the components to be customizable. Let’s learn more about Framework Laptop 16, including its specs, availability, and pricing, in this article.

Framework Laptop 16 Overview:

Display and Design

The Framework Laptop 16 features a 16-inch LCD anti-glare, matte panel with a 165Hz refresh rate, delivering smooth visuals.

Furthermore, the laptop offers a spacious display with its 2560 x 1600 resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio, giving plenty of screen space for all; gaming, watching videos, or working on creative projects.

The 100% DCI-P3 color gamut it covers gives vibrant and accurate colors, while the 500 nits brightness gives a bright display even in well-lit environments.


It is designed to be modular and repairable. The laptop has a compact design structure, measuring 17.95 ~ 20.95 mm in thickness and weighing in at 2.1~2.4 kilograms.


The laptop presents two appealing options for consumers. For tech enthusiasts, there is the DIY system, which allows users to build their matching themself, starting with either the AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS or AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS processor but excluding the operating system. Alternatively, those who prefer a simpler setup can choose the pre-built variants, which offer the option to include the Radeon RX 7700S discrete graphics.

Memory and Storage

Framework Laptop 16 is configurable with up to 64GB of DDR5-5600 memory and up to 4TB of storage. The primary storage is a single M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen4 SSD, and the secondary storage is a second M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen4 SSD or a SATA SSD. All of the memory and storage options are user-customizable, which can easily be upgraded or replaced as needed.

Keyboard and Touchpad

The Framework Laptop 16 has a backlit keyboard with 1.5mm of key travel. The laptop comes with a Windows Precision Touchpad of 122.6mm x 76.6mm with a matte glass surface. Both the keyboard and touchpad are customizable.


The keyboard can be centered or offset according to preference, and users can select from options such as a Numpad, RGB Macropad, Spacers available in various colors, or LED Matrix Modules.

Battery and Power Supply

The laptop is packed with an 85Wh battery. With 80% capacity remaining after 1000 cycles, the battery of the Framework Laptop 16 ensures long-lasting power throughout the device’s lifespan. The power supplies through a 180W GaN USB-C charger for efficient charging.

Ports and Connectivity

This laptop provides flexibility with 6 user-selectable expansion cards, allowing users to add ports like USB-C, USB-A, HDMI, DP, Ethernet, and more based on needs. It also offers reliable wireless connectivity through AMD RZ616 Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2.

Rest of the specifications

The Framework Laptop 16 has a 1080p webcam with a privacy shutter. The webcam is located on the top bezel of the laptop. It is good enough for video calls and basic video recording. The laptop also features a fingerprint reader compatible with Windows Hello and libfprint in Linux. This biometric security measure allows for secure logins and protects sensitive information.

Framework Laptop 16 Specifications

  • Design & Build: 356.58 x 290.20 x 17.95 ~ 20.95 mm, 2.1~2.4Kg
  • Display: 16″ LCD anti-glare matte panel, 165Hz refresh rate, 100% DCI-P3, 500 nits brightness
  • Resolution: 2560 x 1600 resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio
  • Keyboard: Backlit, 1.5mm key travel
  • Touchpad:122.6mm x 76.6mm Windows Precision Touchpad with matte glass surface
  • Security: Fingerprint Reader compatible with Windows Hello and libfprint in Linux
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 7800HS or Ryzen 9 7900HS
  • RAM: up to 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR5-5600
  • Storage:
    • Primary~ up to 4TB WD_BLACK SN850X NVMe- M.2 2280
    • Secondary~ up to 2TB Western Digital SN740 NVMe – M.2 2230
  • Graphics: up to AMD Radeon RX 7700S (8GB 18Gbps GDDR6 memory)
  • Battery: 85Wh, 80% capacity at 1000 cycles
  • Power Supply: 180W GaN USB-C
  • Webcam: 1080p 60fps with privacy switch
  • Bazel Color Options: Black, Orange, Lavender
  • Connectivity: AMD RZ616 Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2
  • Ports: 6x user-selectable Expansion Cards i.e; USB-C, USB-A, HDMI, DP, Ethernet, 250GB, 1TB, MicroSD, Audio

Frame Laptop 16 Price and Availability

The Framework Laptop 16 is now available for preorders in multiple countries, including the US, Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Netherlands, Austria, Ireland, and Australia. It offers two starting options: a DIY system for tech enthusiasts starting at $1,399 and pre-built variants starting at $1,799 with the option for Radeon RX 7700S discrete graphics. The laptop comes in three attractive bezel colors: Black, Orange, and Lavender.

Framework Laptop 16 Specs Official Pricing
DIY Edition AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS / Ryzen 9 7940HS processor $1,399
Pre-built AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS or AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS processor with Radeon RX 7700S $1,799