April 24, 2024

The Creta 16 laptop is now available for pre-order, starting at $1,399

Framework Announced today that pre-orders for the Notebook Frame 16 are now open to customers in the United States, Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Austria, Ireland and Australia. The Notebook 16 is powered by the latest generation AMD Ryzen and Radeon GPUs.

Prices start at $1,399 for the DIY Edition and $1,699 for pre-built systems with Ryzen 7 7840HS. Adding an AMD Radeon RX 7700S Graphics Module will bring starting prices to $1,799 and $2,099, respectively.

Pre-orders that include a Graphics Module with an eligible AMD Radeon GPU will receive a free download code for Starfield Premium Edition. Framework will send out the code before the game’s early access launch.

“As always, we are continuing with a batch ordering system, with the first batches shipping in Q4 2023,” Creat wrote in a statement blog post. “You must receive a fully refundable deposit of $100. We recommend getting your order in early if you’d like to get a system this year.”

Configurations start with the Ryzen 7 7840HS with 8 Zen 4 CPU cores at up to 5.1GHz boost. The company will also offer the Ryzen 9 7940HS with a boost of up to 5.2GHz. The Notebook 16 has a thermal system with dual 75mm fans, three heat pipes, and a liquid metal thermal interface, which enables a constant 45W processor load and keeps the laptop cool and quiet.

An image showing two hands touching the new Laptop 16 Framework with laptop components around the device

Image Credits: Framework

Framework says the Notebook 16 also has impressive built-in graphics performance, with Radeon 780M graphics with 12 RDNA 3 cores, capable of running a range of modern game titles.

“The 16-Generation Framework delivers the Holy Grail of high-performance notebooks: optional discrete graphics using our new Expansion Bay system, which allows for generation-over-generation graphics upgrades,” the company wrote. “The first Graphics Module for the Expansion Bay features the AMD Radeon RX 7700S GPU. We’ve maximized the chip’s capabilities, with 100W sustained TGP and 8GB GDDR6 at up to 18Gbps.”

The company notes that the CPU and GPU can run at full wattage at the same time when needed and that this GPU is great for work and play, with 32 compute units at up to 2.2GHz, which enables advanced gaming.

The laptop features a 16-inch QHD+ display with a 165Hz refresh rate, a 1,500:1 contrast ratio, and a brightness rating of 500 nits. It comes with USB 4 support, USB 3.2 ports, and DisplayPort connectivity along with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. Framework says the 16-inch laptop is made of magnesium and aluminum alloy and weighs just 5.3 pounds.

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