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Framework Laptop 12th gen Core i7-1280P, Core i7-1260P, and Core i5-1240P are finally here

Framework Laptop 12th gen Core i7-1280P, Core i7-1260P, and Core i5-1240P are finally here (Source: Framework)
Framework Laptop 12th gen Core i7-1280P, Core i7-1260P, and Core i5-1240P are finally here (Source: Framework)
Want Intel's fancy new 12th gen processor without throwing away the rest of your laptop? This is the Framework Laptop's chance to shine by enticing both existing owners to upgrade and new owners to jump aboard.

When Framework launched its Framework Laptop in early 2021, its most boasted feature was the ability to easily replace any major component — including the motherboard — to improve repairability and reduce both waste and costs. Consequently, owners would be able to swap out the motherboard for a newer motherboard with a faster processor if desired. The original 2021 model launched with Intel 11th gen U-series CPU options and so it was only inevitable that the 2022 refresh would include upgrades to the 12th gen U-series. Framework is claiming a 60 W TDP boost and 30 W sustained performance from the 12th gen CPU series for roughly 2x the raw performance year-over-year.

The manufacturer is now taking pre-orders for both its 12th gen CPU Framework Laptop and also for their corresponding motherboards if existing owners want to perform the upgrade themselves. The chassis or skeleton is otherwise identical year-over-year for compatibility reasons.

Other than the processor update, Framework will also be making available a new 2.5 Gbps RJ-45 Expansion Card that can be inserted along the sides of the laptop.

We recommend checking out our existing review on the 2021 Framework Laptop to learn more about the system and its unique DIY features.

Pricing

Model

US

Canada (CAD)

UK

EU

Framework Laptop (12th Gen Intel Core)

Base

$1,049

$1,369

£1,049

€1,199

Performance

$1,449

$1,899

£1,449

€1,649

Professional

$2,049

$2,669

£2,049

€2,339

Framework Laptop DIY Edition (12th Gen Intel Core)

i5-1240P

$819

$1,079

£819

€959

i7-1260P

$1,119

$1,459

£1,119

€1,339

i7-1280P

$1,529

$1,999

£1,529

€1,769

Mainboard (12th Gen Intel Core)

i5-1240P

$449

$584

£449

€489

i7-1260P

$699

$909

£699

€799

i7-1280P

$1,049

$1,364

£1,049

€1,189

Upgrade Kit (12th Gen Intel Core)

i5-1240P

$538

$700

£538

€588

i7-1260P

$788

$1,025

£788

€898

i7-1280P

$1,138

$1,480

£1,138

€1,288

Top Cover (CNC)

-

$89

$116

£89

€99

Framework Laptop (11th Gen Intel Core)

Base

$899

$1,179

£899

€1,049

Performance

$1,199

$1,609

£1,199

€1,399

Professional

$1,699

$2,239

£1,699

€1,979

Framework Laptop DIY Edition (11th Gen Intel Core)

i5-1135G7

$679

$899

£699

€829

i7-1165G7

$879

$1,149

£899

€1,099

i7-1185G7

$1,149

$1,599

£1,179

€1,399

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2022 05 > Framework Laptop 12th gen Core i7-1280P, Core i7-1260P, and Core i5-1240P are finally here
Allen Ngo, 2022-05-19 (Update: 2022-05-19)