PrimeBook Circular: Prime Computer reveals Framework Laptop alternative with a 13.9-inch display and modular components
Prime Computer has unveiled the PrimeBook Circular, an alternative to the Framework Laptop. According to the company, the PrimeBook Circular has 'easily replaceable computer modules' containing its CPU, GPU, RAM and Wi-Fi. Unsurprisingly, Prime Computer equips its laptop with replaceable storage too, listed as M.2 NVMe drives.
Prime Computer has not provided an overview of how its computer modules work, but it has pledged PrimeBook Circular compatibility for future modules. Additionally, Prime Book states that the PrimeBook Circular will be available with Celeron 6305 to Core i7-1185G7 processors. However, it only lists up to the Core i7-1165G7 on its website.
Apparently, all CPU configurations come with a 13.9-inch IPS touchscreen display that offers a 3,000 x 2,000-pixel resolution, 400 nits of peak brightness and 100% sRGB colour space coverage. Moreover, the PrimeBook Circular will ship with 4 GB to 8 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 1 TB of storage. Separately, Prime Computer will pre-install Ubuntu, Windows 10 Pro or Windows 11 Pro; it is unclear whether the latter two are free or paid upgrades.
Similarly, Prime Computer has not revealed how much the PrimeBook Circular costs, nor when it will be available. The company has confirmed that the machine has a 77 Wh battery though, along with 3 years of warranty and numerous ports. As the image below shows, Prime Computer has even included an RJ45 Ethernet, should you need a wired internet connection. For reference, Prime Computer has provided more technical details about the PrimeBook Circular on its website.