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Lenovo’s easier-to-repair ThinkPad T14 Gen 5 laptops is now available

Earlier this year Lenovo announced that it had partnered with online repair shop iFixit to design new Lenovo ThinkPad T-series laptops that are easier to repair than most of the company’s other recent notebook computers. Now the new Lenovo Thinkpad T14 Gen 5 is available to purchase, featuring a user-replaceable battery and keyboard as well as […]

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Framework Laptop AMD review: Modular laptop with Ryzen 7040U is a big step forward

Framework entered the laptop market in 2021 with a new kind of notebook computer: one that features a modular, customizable, repairable, and upgradeable design. Right out of the box, the company delivered on its promise to let users customize their systems with their choice of ports. And the original Framework with a 13.5 inch display […]

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What’s inside the new Framework Laptop AMD Edition (modular laptop with a repairable, upgradeable design)

Framework has been selling modular, customizable, repairable, and upgradeable laptops for a few years. But this year the company is expanding its lineup in two big ways: a Framework Laptop 16 with a big screen and support for discrete graphics is available for pre-order, and after going up for pre-order earlier this year, a Framework […]

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Fairphone 5 is a repairable €699 smartphone with 8 years of software updates

Fairphone is a Dutch smartphone company that does things a little differently than most. When the company first launched a decade ago, the emphasis was primarily on the use of ethically-sourced materials, but since then Fairphone has added a focus on sustainability. Recent phones have had modular, repairable designs, and Fairphone sells spare parts for […]

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Nokia G310 is a cheap, repairable smartphone coming to the US

Once upon a time it was easy to find smartphones with removable back covers and user-replaceable batteries. But these days most smartphones are glued tightly shut, making them difficult to repair without specialized equipment and expertise. This year HMD has started to make repairability a distinguishing feature though, starting with the Nokia G22 and G42 […]

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Framework Laptop 16 is available for pre-order for $1399 and up

The Framework Laptop 16 is a modular, repairable, customizable, and upgradeable laptop with a 16 inch display, and AMD Ryzen 7040HS processor, 6 Expansion card slots that let you pick your own ports, and an Expansion module on the back that lets you add a custom discrete graphics card. First unveiled in March, the new […]

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Framework Laptop 16 is a modular laptop with upgradeable discrete graphics and customizable keyboard and input options

Framework has been selling modular, repairable, and upgradeable laptops with 13.5 inch displays since 2021. But while you can replace the mainboard, battery, and most other components, there are a few things that are hard to do without introducing a new chassis: like adding a bigger display or support for discrete graphics. Enter the Framework […]

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AYA Neo Mini PC kit will let you turn your old handheld into a new mini desktop PC

The company behind the AYA Neo line of handheld gaming PCs is taking a page out Framework’s playbook and making modular design and upgradeability a selling point… sort of. When the company introduced the AYA Neo 2 and Geek handhelds last year, AYA made no promises that you’d be able to upgrade the processors. But […]

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FairBuds XL are high-end wireless headphones with a modular, repairable design

Fairphone has been on a mission to make smartphones more sustainable via long-term support, modular, repairable, and upgradeable hardware, and the use of ethically-sourced materials when possible. Now the company has brought that same ethos to the wireless audio space. As expected, the company has launched a new pair of Fairbuds XL headphones. These wireless, […]

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Framework’s latest 13.5 inch laptop (and upgrade modules) comes with Intel Raptor Lake or AMD Ryzen “Phoenix” mainboards

Over the past few years a startup called Framework has proven that you can build a modular, repairable upgradable laptop that’s actually a pretty good laptop. And the company has delivered on its promise: the original Framework Laptop shipped with an 11th-gen Intel Core processor, but last year the company released a new mainboard with a […]