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.