Its all BGA which Im not a fan of, otherwise its ok and seems nice enough.
I just want laptop manufacturers to bring back MXM and Socket CPUs. Let us upgrade our systems if we want to. I just want a solid workstation laptop with upgradeable parts. They use to do it, no reason they couldnt again.
Yea upgradability is something retailers trot out for marketing. How cost effective is it if one has to replace the motherboard to upgrade a cpu? As is the case with Frameworks laptop. How hard is it to engineer a motherboard for the future, and soldered is more durable then socketed… …
I have never had my hands on one, but repairability is a must for me. My Thinkpad, other than my CPU in the mother board is all repairable and replaceable parts. I don’t think it’s add true on them anymore though.
It looks like a properly good setup and worthwhile product idea.
I don’t know if anyone really uses upgradability as a marketing message for laptops anymore. Sadly, the soldered components become a simple question of economics. It’s more expensive to have to acquire motherboard, cpu socket, gpu socket, cpu and gpu (5 pieces) vs motherboard, cpu and gpu (just 3 pieces) and manufacturing cost to solder gpu socket, solder cpu socket, insert cpu to socket, insert gpu to socket (4 assembly steps) vs soldering the cpu and soldering the gpu (2 assembly steps). Even without approaching the idea of forced obsolesence, it’s probably a question of delivering the lowest cost per unit. I have to think that for 90% of the consumers out there the only consideration is purchase cost with minimal consideration given to repairability (because they can get a warranty, right?) and little or no thought put to upgrade potential.
It’s a sad state of affairs, but I can’t imagine any significant market change that would drive manufacturers back to modularity … I just don’t see the economic incentive for them.
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