A COMPLETELY Upgradeable Laptop? - Framework Laptop Review
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0:00 - You can't repair a MacBook!
0:15 - But you should be able to
0:42 - G.Skill
0:57 - Intro
1:06 - How Framework Started
2:28 - Opening it up
5:10 - Modular IO
8:30 - Motherboard
11:45 - Keyboard, trackpad, screen
14:20 - Setup and using it
17:50 - Micro Center
18:28 - Outro

  • Niels van de Wetering
    Niels van de Wetering

    5:06 the definition of an inside job…

  • TurboFlush

    This is the way they should all be built. Way back whenn.. I bought the sager ( alienware, falconware) laptop. It was a beast but fully buildable. Whe. This gets touch.. I will def be ordering. The right guy to be backing this product. Following you since your start.

  • bitblt

    ngl, this video made me take the plunge. I ordered one. It arrives in 7 days. Thanks Linus!

  • Noirscape

    This reminds me of the modular phone that was getting attention before Google bought it and never spoke another word about it. Hopefully the Framework team doesn’t fall for the same trick.

  • graywolf2600

    @Framework, all you have to do is stick on decent stylus compatible screen and I'll give you $2,500 for that device right now. No joke.

  • Dave S
    Dave S

    Looking forward to a Ryzen version. Thunderbolt to support external GPUs would seal the deal today!

    • Dan Ede
      Dan Ede

      Apparently, while not officially supported yet (probably still going through the TB certification process), it does work.

  • aakburns

    What about gaming? Obviously not on this model. Bring the graphics solution and I'm in.

  • Alluvian

    In response to your 'why have clips when you can have magnets....' I blame magnetic bits in laptops and keyboard hand rests for at least 3 destroyed credit card strips. thankfully that is really not an issue anymore since the U.S. is finally out of the dark ages and uses chips now. Only about 10 years behind the rest of the developed world, who have all been nfid for awhile now.

  • Alluvian

    I am not even in the market for a laptop and I want one of these. I have not gotten to the screen part yet. I hope it has a touchscreen option, as that is a dealbreaker for me to not have in a laptop. I don't even use it that much, but when I want to use it, it needs to be there.

    • Alluvian

      Aaaand just got to that part. Nope. Don't want at all anymore. Maybe they will offer that one day.

  • Alan Shine
    Alan Shine

    Asus are now ripping off their customers, they claim certain laptops are HDD upgradeable for example the Vivobook M451 even boasts about it in their product Overview Only one small downside to this, what you may ask? Asus have removed the Gasket - Cable and Mylar and you have to purchase them separately, of which none of this is stated in their product overview in fact it's only when you go to fit the HDD you quickly realise there is nothing to fit too??????? what makes this even more funnier is that Asus in fact no one has the parts. Absolute scam. Asus's reason for not supplying these parts were, people may throw them away and not recycle causing harm to the environment????????????????????????????????

  • wilson pickett
    wilson pickett


  • Tim M
    Tim M

    "WHERE'S MY TYPE A PORT? THE DELL'S NOT EVEN F&$#@ING THINNER!" 😂 I know it's an integrated unit, but this is exactly why I stand by my LG Gram. Way more portable and STILL HAS FULL SIZE USB AND HDMI for days! It's like taking away headphone jacks on phones. It's an arbitrary and annoying dictation.

  • Marcus Brown
    Marcus Brown

    Now imagine a touch/stylus screen and the ability to be used as a desktop screen

  • Marcus Brown
    Marcus Brown

    I feel like this could propel a lot of people into the diy pc building world

  • Mickle Ivashchyshyn
    Mickle Ivashchyshyn

    Check the dell precision m3800. It also has easy access for upgrating the device

  • Enos666

    I really hope framework are successful enough to start shipping in UK... If they build one with an ISO keyboard, I'll buy one instantly.

  • X X
    X X

    LOL only 2k Dell's 3k employees dislike this vide0.

  • 007JHS

    I'd buy one.

  • 007JHS

    The modular doodad thingamejigs... I love the technical jargon. I like the sound and look of this laptop.

  • 007JHS

    Oops... I thought you said 'Cheese kill.'

  • b888

    Is that a galaxy note 9 in 2021?

    • b888

      @GammΩ I do distinctly remember him praising the note 9 back in 2018. He loves it.

    • GammΩ

      @b888he just prefers it. Maybe he switches to Fold3 if the short thingy works

    • b888

      @GammΩ well I'm pretty sure he has enough money for a S21 Ultra & should have got a free review unit as well. Note 9 is one of my favorite notes too. It's feature rich, still solid performance & classy. My dad has a note 8 and I still want to best it by buying a note 9 but my concern s are software updates and battery life. Pretty aure SD845 should last for 2021 and probably even half of 2022. But software and battery life are a major concerns, note 9 doesn't even have official custom roms/aosp support that xiaomi phones have. I don't think 5G is personally going to that much of an issue as its not widespread where I live. Found an offer for $200, might just jump on it.

    • GammΩ

      He said it many times, he likes the phone, would take the Fold but it has a weird bug that makes it impossible to use the FIshows shorts, which he needs for work. So he keeps daily driving the Note when he doesnt test one

  • Allan Huang
    Allan Huang

    I would like Linus to cry a river

  • imicca

    If they do IPO. I am buying

  • wrumpy

    Linus, are you still 12 to wear the cap backwards? Ruins the video.

  • Scott Deagan
    Scott Deagan

    I bet this bad boy runs Linux like a champ.... I WANT ONE! I SOOOOOOO BADLY WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Scott Deagan
    Scott Deagan

    This thing is AWESOME! PLEASE SELL IT IN THE UK!!!!!

  • Horatio yen
    Horatio yen

    this is the best

  • Jim N
    Jim N

    Okay, I bought one. Arrived yesterday. Very impressed and have no regrets. I just hope they are still around in 5 years.

  • Cadillac94pimpin

    The abortive soccer neatly develop because recorder biosynthetically squeal during a living battery. questionable, fresh gauge

  • Yuvaraj Arunachalam
    Yuvaraj Arunachalam

    Magnetic charging port DIY done already fishows.info/post/YcCrgt20pmTe2b8/videot.html

  • Jonny D
    Jonny D

    But where's my discrete GPU? If they offer a model in the future that has a place for one, I'm sold.

  • Romulous75

    Looks at frame.work site -> Oh, AMD does not exist. wow ok.

  • Vasa

    Now thats what we call *user friendly*

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    Dear parents, just because your child is smiling at their phone, doesn’t mean they have boyfriend or girlfriend, they just watching this masterpiece!!!

  • RedHairdo

    8:36 ~ 8:43 Bullshit. 100%. Look up the Samsung RV411 laptop, for instance. You can swap and drop in a new CPU without any soldering whatsoever, and it's a laptop.

  • Ewen Chan
    Ewen Chan

    This is awesome! Thank you to @Louis Rossman for pointing out your investment video.

  • vgnhdhe

    ordering 2 of these badboys right NOW!

  • Career Use
    Career Use

    Clearly Linus is trying to sell you this!!!!! I'm a Detective!

  • Kim H
    Kim H

    Damn ... I'm going to make sure this is the daily driver in our company!

  • Erik

    So it has the usb dongle built in?

  • NoodlePan

    i'll take a hello kitty keyboard, pls

  • Koisil


  • MRBenchwork

    I want this with MACos

  • Bayofthe91st

    9:27 I realized that Linus put the wifi cable in the wrong way lol (notice the triangle color code)

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  • arsnakeheart

    We have the software Linus in charge of Linux, but now that Linus from LTT has invested into Framework, we also have _the hardware Linus,_ making a computer that is pretty much _the hardware Linux_

  • poluefemus

    hey, theres a micro center near where i live lol

  • poluefemus


  • Maciej Jabłoński
    Maciej Jabłoński

    This is so sweet. I love this approach. Hope they succeed!

  • carbon wolf
    carbon wolf

    "I like this. dont get me wrong, this is good but i like this"

  • illuminati229

    I wish I found out about this laptop at the beginning of the summer when I purchased a new one...

  • Mr. Mongol
    Mr. Mongol

    This looks fantastic

  • Itsonlycleo b
    Itsonlycleo b

    I didnt say anything..... 😁😂

  • Alice

    This is my next computer

  • OOpsie

    9:15 framework puts the color coding for the cable right on the card; linus still plugs it in the wrong one.

  • Ratgrot

    I kinda hope they built in a passthrough connector to the screen so when they release a touch digitizer you can just take off the front bezel and just pop it into place.

  • Rankine Raccon
    Rankine Raccon

    Im buying one when my current laptop dies.

  • Tanishq Barot
    Tanishq Barot

    Never seen Linus this happy

  • Master Crafter
    Master Crafter

    11:57 im crying XDDDDDDD

  • SiXel

    I have a question about the charger. It has been a few hours science I mailed the Support team of Framework, but I cant wait because I need to buy the laptop in USA and send it to Argentina (it's my actual residence country). The charger only supports an input of 120/140 volts or supports 220/240 volts? @ Linus Tech Tips

  • Shubham Mandal
    Shubham Mandal

    Man i know the Pain, how much it hurts when your laptop becomes useless cuz of Single F*cking Part Damage. Framework is doin such a great Job!

  • Tech Support
    Tech Support

    11:45 I'm FUCKING crying

  • Michael Nielsen
    Michael Nielsen

    Fuck the size man! Why care how thick and heavy it is, the more powerful it is. I mean it is a tool, not a jewelry, right??😎😎

  • pr0xZen

    In regards to solid rigidity despite being really thin. It's all about profiling, bracing and anchoring. This is how we can make a platform you can walk and jump on with barely any flex, using sheet metal not much thicker than a few layers of aluminium foil. You can do a lot of it with plastics too, but sandwich and anchor some pretty thin polycarbonate or nylon with thin steel - you got yourself some serious wizardry.

  • McNewbs


  • Mr Dandelion
    Mr Dandelion

    Pops together like a little LEGO

  • Mr. Bob Dobalina • 47 years
    Mr. Bob Dobalina • 47 years

    1:38 😂 wooh hoo hoo 😅 Almost did a downgrade

  • Mark

    you mentioned linus about throwing in that fat 1TB module for steam but when customising the laptop theres no options for GPUs on frameworks website

  • MediumPointBallPoint

    Shouldn't you do a metrics video?

  • Jim delsol
    Jim delsol

    Nice !

  • Sir_Ninonino

    9:05 Wait what... THAT IS A THING?!?! 9:30 LINUS, THE ARROWS, BLACK TO BLACK, WHITE TO WHITE, NOOOOOOoooo... :( 17:25 Activate Windows, my dude.

  • Hanro50

    Could be interesting prospect for small computer shops. Being able to buy parts from framework. Then being able to have their workshop techs preconfigure machines based on customer demand rather then having to buy machines based on the whims of various hardware manufacturers. The repair angle is also nice. Since often an unrepairable laptop can loose a small computer shop money if they come in. Although considering the PCs that sell in my area. I'm excited for when they can start offering budget components. Celerons or Pentiums to be exact.

  • Peter

    Love this video

  • mdfX1

    I'll buy one with a Ryzen CPU as soon as they become available. Immediately and without question.

  • 2sHVQ

    RISC-V in the future, the Linux Community is going to love that.

  • Bobby Williams
    Bobby Williams

    "Someone can come along and design a magnetic charger and mimic it." Yeah, someone did. AND he also designed an enclosure for his mouse radio.

  • Normies Unite
    Normies Unite

    This is the future of laptops. Hands down, the modular design means there is no upper limit for what you can do to this thing.

  • Jacob Baylis
    Jacob Baylis

    Honestly so over my Dell laptop after the Dell repair center did a number on my laptop, the next computer repair shop I sent it too even called me up complaining of how shitty of a job they did with the repair(btw when I got it back from the Dell repair center, it came back with more problems then I originally had, which was I just needed a charging port replaced), they didn't even seat the ssd correctly according to the other repair shop. And the keyboard is no longer working right anymore and it's not a driver issue, and a replacement part from my research is basically unobtainable unless your a certified Dell repair technician and get it straight from dell for a stupid amount of money or pay even more to buy a broken version of the same model laptop and hope it has a working keyboard; definitely gonna consider these guys for my next laptop, hopefully they can come with/work with Nvidia graphics so I can run my simulation software on it

  • GE Yoda
    GE Yoda

    This is amazing. I hope they will produce a 2 in 1 Laptop with pen/digitizer support in the future. If that happens I will order immediately.

  • Faris Hanafiah
    Faris Hanafiah

    I definitely love this whole idea a lot, but I want to see this kind of idea on a tablet. I always prefer tablet over a laptop for being much lighter and smaller to bring everywhere.

  • MrWafflePrince

    and now linus is a shareholder in framework lol

  • Ricardo Micai
    Ricardo Micai

    Can't the USB C expansion have two USB C connectors on it? Is there enough space? That would be nice.

    • Faris Hanafiah
      Faris Hanafiah

      It's not possible to put two USB-C connector in one expansion card. You have to buy two of them if you want two USB-C port.

  • james harwood
    james harwood

    10:45 someone was foreshadowing 😂

  • Tyler Sanders
    Tyler Sanders

    I love it, I’ll buy one when they get some gpus in there

    • Alluring Pegasu 13
      Alluring Pegasu 13

      @Faris Hanafiah extra cost and lower performance still this thing is cool

    • Faris Hanafiah
      Faris Hanafiah

      Apparently, eGPU is supported for this laptop.

    • Alluring Pegasu 13
      Alluring Pegasu 13

      yeah thats the only thing thats missing

  • Cya

    Damn this thing is gonna really piss off alot of companies because its such a great product

  • Ziad Zoweil
    Ziad Zoweil

    Framework should work with dbrand to customize the looks also :)

  • Philippa Eilhart
    Philippa Eilhart

    If I'm ever buying a laptop, it's gonna be Framework, for the ideal.

  • Esdras Flores
    Esdras Flores

    15:28 How about the Volta Spark, it does support 60W

  • goeiecool9999

    This is what I imagine when I think of a futuristic device. Not disposable fashion statements!

  • fulafisken

    I suddenly hate every other laptop.

  • Osaka

    This is magnificent. I love this. CPU/GPU upgrades when, though? Unironically, I want a laptop which can handle MX style switches. The keyboards in laptops are grossss.

  • Adithya MS
    Adithya MS

    They need to make changes to the logo though

  • Taylor Smith
    Taylor Smith

    I will buy one of these if I can get a zen lapto

  • Keanu PK
    Keanu PK

    we need an anlienware x17 r1 review linus bruuuh!

  • Faber Miles
    Faber Miles


  • Zachariah Huber
    Zachariah Huber

    Now they just gotta make a gaming laptop

  • Twicken

    all we need is a modular GPU and CPU made for these types of devices and i will never use a desktop again.

  • Rayyan Shaikh
    Rayyan Shaikh

    Could it be possible for chipmakers like Intel or AMD to make special thin laptop CPUs that slot in with their own connecter, like M.2?? Just a thought 🤔