Framework announced today that the Framework Laptop 16 is now available for pre-order in the United States, Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Austria, Ireland, and Australia. The most recent iterations of AMD Ryzen and Radeon GPUs power the Laptop 16.
Prices begin at $1,399 for the Ryzen 7 7840HS DIY Edition and $1,699 for pre-built systems. The addition of an AMD Radeon RX 7700S Graphics Module increases the initial price to $1,799 or $2,010.
Pre-orders that include a Graphics Module with an eligible AMD Radeon GPU will receive a Starfield Premium Edition download code for free. Framework will distribute the game’s code prior to the introduction of early access.
Framework wrote in a blog post, “As always, we’re following a batch ordering system, with the first batches shipping in the fourth quarter of 2023.” “Only a $100 deposit that is entirely refundable is required to enter the line. If you wish to acquire a system this year, we suggest placing your order early.”
Configurations begin with the Ryzen 7 7840HS, which features eight Zen 4 CPU cores with a maximum peak frequency of 5.1 GHz. The company will also offer the Ryzen 9 7940HS with a maximum peak frequency of 5.2 GHz.
The thermal system of the Laptop 16 is comprised of dual 75mm fans, three heatpipes, and a liquid metal thermal interface, enabling a 45W continuous processor load while keeping the laptop cool and silent.
Framework claims that the Laptop 16’s integrated Radeon 780M graphics with 12 RDNA 3 cores are capable of operating a variety of contemporary video games.
“Framework Laptop 16 delivers the holy grail of high-performance notebooks: optional discrete graphics using our new Expansion Bay system, allowing generation-over-generation graphics upgradeability,” the company wrote.
“The AMD Radeon RX 7700S GPU is included in the first Graphics Module for the Expansion Bay. We’ve reached the limit of the chip’s capabilities with 100W sustained TGP and 8GB GDDR6 at up to 18Gbps.”
This GPU excels for both work and play, with 32 compute units operating at up to 2.2 GHz, facilitating high-end gaming, according to the manufacturer.
The laptop has a 16-inch QHD+ display with a refresh rate of 165 Hz, a contrast ratio of 1500:1, and a luminance rating of 500 nits. It features USB 4 compatibility, USB 3.2 interfaces, DisplayPort connectivity, Wi-Fi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.2. According to Framework, the Laptop 16 is constructed from magnesium alloy and aluminum and weighs only 5.3 pounds.