The Framework Laptop is the latest attempt at a true modular laptop


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" The CPU is the one notable component that can't be replaced as it's designed as a BGA package that's soldered onto the motherboard. "

So, replacing the motherboard means it'll force you to replace the CPU.

Somehow I also get the feeling you read the whole article....and yet you fail to understand what that means!! Or maybe the word "soldered" is foreign to you....
Check you original contribution. You wrongly claimed that:
* the motherboard cannot be replaced - yes, it can
* "what's left that can be replaced?? Ah yes, RAM and the GPU" - not so, I listed many more replaceable parts
* "Ah yes, RAM and the GPU" - not so, GPU can not be replaced

Leaving an old motherboard and replacing the CPU only is something no laptop allows, many good reasons why, Google if you are curious. BTW, I did soldering of electronic components well before you were born, my friend ;>
It looks like a blessing (if it will market properly)
Slowly but surely the laptop industry is moving towards a system that will be impossible to take apart nor upgrade.
I was looking for a laptop for a client and wandered to the Lenovo Yoga laptops section, only to realize that most of them got the memory (RAM) embedded into the board with no option to upgrade.
The display is almost impossible to replace and you need to get the screen assembly (LCD + back + hinges)
It looks like for the most upscale version of the laptops, it becomes very hard to repair or upgrade.


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I've replaced the hard drives to SSD's in 2 HP laptops. It was a daunting and P.I.T.A. task. Any manufacturer that can make it easier is certainly welcomed. I lean toward making it a bit easier than my laptop upgrade experience, but not as easy as typical desktop upgrades. A tight fit that resembles modern typical laptops is important for something that is mobile and going to be carried around.