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Framework announces Laptop 16 — and promises ‘holy grail’ of upgradable graphics

Big black bar sticks out of the back of this silver laptop.
The secret: this laptop has a removable butt. | Image: Framework

It’s been four years since Dell promised the Alienware Area-51m would be a truly upgradable gaming laptop — and nearly two years since the company got sued for utterly failing to deliver that dream.

Now, Framework, the sole company in modern memory* with an actual track record of delivering a fully upgradable laptop, is taking a stab at it, too.

Today outside the 2023 Game Developers Conference, it’s announcing and previewing the Framework Laptop 16, its second laptop platform ever, with the claim that it’s “delivering on the holy grail for gamers, creators and others who need power, with modular upgradable graphics!”

Photo by Sean Hollister / The Verge

Here’s what the Framework Laptop 16 looks like with a GPU…

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