Framework Laptop: Third-party expansion modules start appearing with MagSafe-style magnetic charging and RF support
People have started creating third-party expansion modules for the Framework Laptop, a machine that we reviewed last summer. Unsurprisingly, easy serviceability and swappable ports are some of the Framework Laptop's highlights, along with its 3:2 display. Framework is developing modules too, but not a MagSafe-style charger as Elevated Systems, and Sean Nagle have.
To recap, Framework has designed its laptop with either a Core i5-1135G7, Core i7-1165G7 or a Core i7-1185G7 processor. The Framework Laptop starts with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, but Framework will pre-install up to 32 GB of the former and 1 TB of the latter. The Framework Laptop is available as a DIY Edition without RAM and storage, though.
If you are interested in creating an expansion module, you can pull reference designs and documentation from Framework's Github repository. Unfortunately, neither have plans to mass-produce their MagSafe expansion modules. Still, Nagle has sold some modules to people, as have other Framework Community members.
Additionally, Elevated Systems created an expansion module that integrates an RF receive for a wireless mouse. Christopher Peet, of Elevated Systems, states that he will post more expansion card-related updates on the Elevated Systems' Twitter channel.