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    Default The ASUS Eco-Bamboo Laptop Thread!

    http://crave.cnet.co.uk/laptops/0,39...9288082,00.htm

    If you ask me, it's basically a MacBook with special "covers" and a stylus compatible touchpad. I really would like to see this laptop in person, especially the keyboard. Looks very interesting. Now if only it had a C2D T7200, 7200 RPM 100 GB HDD, 2 GB RAM, and a 1680x1050" 15.4" Widescreen....

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    Default Re: The ASUS Eco-Bamboo Laptop Thread!

    I don't get it, how is cutting down a tree to dress a laptop eco friendly? The bamboo seems to be just for looks since the laptop looks fine naked. It's like painting a car green and claiming it now gets better gas mileage. I'd be more impressed if they took steps in the production process to reduce waste and energy consumption.

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    Default Re: The ASUS Eco-Bamboo Laptop Thread!

    Doesn't bamboo grow back when cut, like grass?

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    Default Re: The ASUS Eco-Bamboo Laptop Thread!

    I don't know. Now that I think about it, is it even a tree?

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    Default Re: The ASUS Eco-Bamboo Laptop Thread!

    I guess it is an Eco Friendly laptop because a lot of its parts are readily recyclable. Unlike plastic and carbon fiber where you need to process them first and may leave unwanted residue..
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    Default Re: The ASUS Eco-Bamboo Laptop Thread!

    Bamboo can grow up to 6 meters PER day, and is a very environment friendly type of material. And yes, it is grass!

    The Eco-book has pretty sweet features, enlarged touchpad that supports using a stylus, under the touchpad are LEDs which prevent waste instead of etching out certain parts. The whole 'modular' design seems pretty sweet.
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    Default Re: The ASUS Eco-Bamboo Laptop Thread!

    This notebook is very interesting, thanks to Coriolis pointing out there was more images and features it has.

    Features:
    • Bamboo paneling, which can easily replaced, because of screw inserts
    • Innovative touchpad design - big, allows for the use of stylus and LED integrated LED indicators, appose to having a dedicate placement on the laptop for it.
    • intriguing keyboard design to match the bamboo paneling
    • PowerGear button is now interactive, it will glow different colours according to how much power you are consuming.
    • Environmentally friendly


    I can now see that this is one of the most innovative designs, that touchpad is now a 3 in 1 device, touchpad, stylus pad area, and LED indicator, which should help reduce costs.

    I hope Asus keeps that design as well as the interactive PowerGear button on all of their future laptops.

    By the way, the laptop looks amazing, might be expensive? Specs? 1 Year till release

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    Default Re: The ASUS Eco-Bamboo Laptop Thread!

    This is AWESOME! I doubt it will drive the price of the notebook down but i am personally a nature lover and i do recycle and get pissed of when i see people throw away stuff that can be sold or donated. where i live there is no paper recycling so once a month i will take my cardboard garbage and give it to my parents and they will give me their plastic and glass because in their neighborhood that is not recycled. I may be a freak but i live on this planet so does everyone else. Long story short i would definitely consider something like this over any other even though the pics posted there are not very pretty

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    Default Re: The ASUS Eco-Bamboo Laptop Thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by Geared2play.com View Post
    This is AWESOME! I doubt it will drive the price of the notebook down but i am personally a nature lover and i do recycle and get pissed of when i see people throw away stuff that can be sold or donated. where i live there is no paper recycling so once a month i will take my cardboard garbage and give it to my parents and they will give me their plastic and glass because in their neighborhood that is not recycled. I may be a freak but i live on this planet so does everyone else. Long story short i would definitely consider something like this over any other even though the pics posted there are not very pretty
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