Starting production on Framework Laptop 13 (AMD Ryzen 7040 Series)
We’re also excited to announce that we’ve started mass production of Framework Laptop 13 (AMD Ryzen 7040 Series)! A set of electrical issues we found during validation along with late delivery of firmware from our upstream suppliers required us to delay our original production schedule. We’ve been sending bi-weekly status updates on this to customers in Batches 1-3 whose orders were at risk of delay. This week, we kicked off SMT (surface mount production of Mainboards) in Taiwan, which feeds into FATP (final assembly, test, and pack out of laptops) in the same factory, after which we’ll transfer inventory to our warehouse and start shipments. We’ve doubled production capacity and moved into a new, larger logistics warehouse since the launch of 13th Gen Intel Core earlier this year, so we’re confident we’ll be able to move through the pre-order backlog quickly.
As a product overall, we love where Framework Laptop 13 (AMD Ryzen 7040 Series) is landing. This is the 5th iteration on the Framework Laptop 13 formula, and we’re getting closer to perfecting it each time. We feel great about the CPU performance, integrated graphics capabilities, and battery life (when using a Expansion Card configuration that doesn’t trigger retimer power issues), and we’re looking forward to seeing the reactions from customers and reviewers soon.
Source: Framework Blog