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Asus tells us don’t panic, it’s organic with new bamboo computer concepts

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Sample ASUS Bamboo computers

Asus has introduced a new series of concept computers with outer casings that are supposedly to be made out of bamboo (yes, the plant). If this is ever implemented, I think Asus will be in a win-win situation. Bamboo, of course, is environmentally friendly, very cost efficient, proven to be stronger than steel (in the sense of durability, strength, toughness, flexibility, etc.) and there is already a large quantity available from farms throughout the world. That’s not even mentioning the fact that some of its shoots are edible, and that these shoots are extremely healthy. The only disadvantage that comes to mind with this concept is… nothing, actually. The bamboo case will be easily replaceable, and won’t choke the earth when it gets thrown out because it’s biodegradable. Expect a bamboo Asus U6 and S6 to be part of the line-up once it gets out of concept stage. Meanwhile, there might also be well a variant of the Essentio 110 Mini PC and its partner monitor, the ASUS LS201. Cross your fingers until the day of product release comes.

Via [Electronista]

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  • Chris Whittome

    This is a great concept, and one which we are very keen to keep an eye on at trade2savetheplanet. If the concept does come to the market, it will only be a first step, however, because the re-cycling issue has more to do with what is in the inside of the computer, not the outside.

    Apple, for example, now make all their outer casings out of aluminum – which is 100% re-cycled thanks to the value of the metal. Like a trusted partner or girlfriend – it's what's inside that counts. Motherboards, circuitry, hard drives, video cards, monitors etc are all the main causes of un-recyclable e-waste.

    Nice idea Asus – but the fact that they haven't made any commitments to move the idea beyond concept suggests that this may be a bit of a PR exercise – which are a dime a dozen right now.

  • Chris Whittome

    This is a great concept, and one which we are very keen to keep an eye on at trade2savetheplanet. If the concept does come to the market, it will only be a first step, however, because the re-cycling issue has more to do with what is in the inside of the computer, not the outside.

    Apple, for example, now make all their outer casings out of aluminum – which is 100% re-cycled thanks to the value of the metal. Like a trusted partner or girlfriend – it’s what’s inside that counts. Motherboards, circuitry, hard drives, video cards, monitors etc are all the main causes of un-recyclable e-waste.

    Nice idea Asus – but the fact that they haven’t made any commitments to move the idea beyond concept suggests that this may be a bit of a PR exercise – which are a dime a dozen right now.

  • the0ne

    definitely want one

  • Nawaz Lakho

    Realy great stuff, and innovation from Asus. I like it.