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Upgradable Laptop Maker Framework Expands Into Chromebooks

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Framework, which makes fully upgradable Windows laptops, is expanding into Chromebooks. The San Francisco-based startup is partnering with Google to develop the Framework Laptop Chromebook Edition, which will launch in early December at $999.

The product is pricier than your average Chromebook, which can often cost between $200 to $500. But Framework’s model promises to be easy to repair and upgrade, thanks to its fully modular approach. "Memory, storage, battery, display, literally every part of it is replaceable," says Framework Laptop CEO Nirav Patel in a video.

In addition, the product is built with an array of ports that can be swapped out. All the replacement parts will be available on the company's marketplace.

The Chromebook model features the same hardware design as the Windows Framework laptop, meaning you're getting an aluminum casing that weighs in at 2.86 pounds, a 2,256-by-1,504 display, and a keyboard containing keys at a 1.5mm travel.

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