If you’ve ever want to build your own laptop then the Framework has you covered. Designed with DIYers and hackers in mind, the laptop comes in a $1049 Intel 12th Gen model or a roll-your-own $819 model that can run the operating system of your choice.

The whole thing is customizable, down to the ports. Individual ports cost $9 each – you can add a few of each – and extra memory and hard drive space costs a bit more. You can install Windows or anything else you can imagine.

“The time has come for consumer electronics products that are designed to last: products that give you back the power to upgrade, customize, and repair them. We’re excited for the opportunity to fix the consumer electronics industry together,” write the creators.

Ever since I picked up a Dell XPS with Ubuntu pre-installed I’ve been compelled to figure out just how to get a nice Linux laptop that I can completely control and build. This looks like one of the best of the bunch. You can pre-order now for $100 down and the laptops will ship in July.

By John Biggs

John Biggs is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and maker. He spent fifteen years as an editor for Gizmodo, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch and has a deep background in hardware startups, 3D printing, and blockchain. His work has appeared in Men’s Health, Wired, and the New York Times.

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