Monday, March 12th 2007

Asus EcoBook - Bamboo integrated into the design


You are bored by the glossy plastic notebooks from Apple or these shiny metal covered laptops which you have to polish everytime you put a finger onto the surface? Then you might be the type of a person who prefers a wooden texture. The people at c|net got the opportunity to play with the Asus EcoBook which you can buy sometime next year. I was really amazed by the details of the wooden panels. These panels are changeable in case they get scratched and of course they are biodegradable.Source: c|net
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19 Comments on Asus EcoBook - Bamboo integrated into the design

#1
erocker
I'ts about time we started cutting down more trees to make wonderful products! I want one!!!!!!!:D
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#2
EviLZeD
wow thats cool but if it were to accidentally chip that'll be very annoying

edit: there changeable which is great :D
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#3
ktr
looks nice, good i dont have a panda as a pet, or i would have a half chewed laptop.
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#4
infrared
That looks expensive o.O
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#5
Eric_Cartman
no right click?:confused:



is asus starting to make macs?
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#6
ktr
Eric_Cartman said:
no right click?:confused:



is asus starting to make macs?
noooo....

asus is making bamboo covers for macs....you think they made that laptop...LOLZ.
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#7
erocker
Eric_Cartman said:
no right click?:confused:



is asus starting to make macs?
Agreed *vomits*
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#8
erocker
Cartman, you should list some funny made up Wii like system for you specs. I dunno, it might be funny.
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#9
RickyG512
that would go nice with some furniture
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#10
Darkrealms
[confused]
What was the manufacturing costs of that? vs the mfg costs of current methods?

More importantly what is the heat distribution??
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#12
Completely Bonkers
EviLZeD said:
wow thats cool but if it were to accidentally chip that'll be very annoying
Don't worry. Bambo is VERY DURABLE. It isn't going to split or splinter like most woods were are familiar with.
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#13
Solaris17
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erocker said:
I'ts about time we started cutting down more trees to make wonderful products! I want one!!!!!!!:D
and seconding completely bonkers you dont have to worry about all the bamboo being gone i think it was the discovery channel were rthis one bamboo grew 3 inches a day and un like most trees u can cut bamboo to the ground it it will come back like a rose bush bigger totasl hight
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#14
Zubasa
Completely Bonkers said:
Don't worry. Bambo is VERY DURABLE. It isn't going to split or splinter like most woods were are familiar with.
Correct.
The fact is Bamboo is technically a type of grass.:p
(Yes it is the tallest grass on earth.)
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#15
ktr
Zubasa said:
Correct.
The fact is Bamboo is technically a type of grass.:p
(Yes it is the tallest grass on earth.)
but the question on everybody's mind is...can you smoke it???



maybe not, but you can at least make the pipe out of it.
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#16
Zubasa
ktr said:
but the question on everybody's mind is...can you smoke it???



maybe not, but you can at least make the pipe out of it.
I am not referring to the grass you smoke:respect:

Basically cutting down bamboo is just like cutting the grass on your lawn, it just grows back.
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#17
Dippyskoodlez
Eric_Cartman said:
no right click?:confused:



is asus starting to make macs?
my macbook pro actually has a right click (2 fingers on touch pad+click) and I much prefer it over a secondary button as its easier and faster to use.

However,

those bastards stole my idea!

*see case gallery*
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#18
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Those are purty. I wouldnt mind having a wooden case. Now, how about thermals?
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Dippyskoodlez
WarEagleAU said:
Those are purty. I wouldnt mind having a wooden case. Now, how about thermals?
Makes no difference. Just design it with half and a brain, and it'll actually out perform a normal case because you can put things where you want it to be.

As for a laptop, its not gonna matter much over a full plastic case, but a metal case like a macbook pro might have an impact.
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