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The Framework Laptop 13 is about to become one of the world’s first RISC-V laptops

The lid of the Framework Laptop 13 (AMD) seen from the right side.
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

What if your laptop didn’t need a processor from an established brand like Intel or AMD? What if it didn’t even rely on proprietary paid architectures like Arm and x86? RISC-V is one of the answers to those questions — it’s free for anyone to use! — and modular computer company Framework has just decided to welcome RISC-V into its laptop lineup.

Specifically, Framework has partnered with DeepComputing, the company behind the very first RISC-V laptops, to build a mainboard for the Framework Laptop 13 as well. Framework already sells Intel and AMD mainboards that easily slot into its 13-inch chassis, and DeepComputing has now independently designed a new one you could drop into Framework’s laptop or even this $39 Cooler Master case that…

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