A major subject in technology is the topic of sustainability. It’s true that a lot of the waste we produce each year consists of technology that’s still useful. This is where companies like Framework come in with a new modular Chromebook.
Framework is a company that aims to reduce the amount of e-waste that we produce every year. It’s no secret that a ton (or multiple millions of tons, rather) of the garbage filling landfills consist of devices that still have some life left in them. Maybe a phone gets a cracked screen or a computer’s battery life degrades to the point where it’s unusable.
This is why we have companies like Framework. This company, founded by Nirav Patel, has a new device that could help Chrombook users reduce their e-waste footprint.
Framework has a modular Chromebook in the works
Framework has multiple modular laptops on the market now, and they run Windows operating systems, but the company just unveiled its Chrombook. This device will have some good specs as far as Chromebooks are concerned.
It will have the 12th-gen Intel Core i5 which should run ChromeOS without hassle. This is backed up by 8GB of RAM and 256 of onboard storage.
Other specs include a 55Wh battery that charges with a 60W charger, a 1080p camera up front for video calls, Wi-Fi 6 compatibility, and a backlit keyboard.
This computer’s main focus is on sustainability
What makes this computer different from any other Chromebook that you can pick up from the store is the modularity of the device. For starters, it’s upgradable, and that’s a rare thing to see on a laptop. You can swap out the RAM and storage. So, if you run out, you won’t need to upgrade to a new computer.
Next, the ports are replaceable. So if a port gets worn out, you can easily switch it out. You won’t need to trash the whole computer just because one port doesn’t work.
If you’re excited about this device, we’re still waiting on the final word on the price. You can sign up to get notified when this computer becomes available.