Framework, known for its modular laptops, regularly sends us upgrade kits for review. The first upgrade kit, from last year, contained a motherboard with a 12th generation Intel processor. The second package recently landed on the carpet and brought the laptop to the 13th generation from Intel.
Nothing remarkable yet: the framework keeps up with Intel’s releases and releases new devices based on new chips very quickly. What is special is that the framework also continues to improve the laptop itself. For example, with the previous upgrade we received a more rigid A-cover (the shell that the screen falls into) and this latest upgrade kit includes speakers, improved HDMI and DisplayPort modules, new hinges, and a matte screen.
It’s not hard to believe that the 13th generation Intel processor is faster than the 12th. The Tweakers Test Lab ran the usual benchmarks and you’ll also find those later in this article. However, what makes the Framework unique is, of course, the minor upgrades. Hinges, units and speakers. What’s new about it and does it make sense to upgrade it if you already have a Framework laptop? You can read it in this article.
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