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ASUS Goes Green with the Bamboo Notebook and LED Monitors

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In light of the environmental issues that plague us today, people are realizing the importance of adopting a green mindset and are making proactive steps towards incorporating a greener approach to their daily lives.

The Green ASUS initiative promotes green and environmentally-friendly practices throughout ASUS. Its latest products are designed to care for the environment, incorporating power-saving technologies like the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine. Steps have also been taken towards the use of environmentally-friendly materials like bamboo and recycled plastics in its products and packaging materials.

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Think about the pandas. If they use bamboo then the pandas will have nothing to eat! Asus, what were you thinking when you came out with that idea to kill all the pandas?
 
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To me this does not seem like anything new, diden't a few companys say the same thing a few years back, in how they are using new materials to help save the planet. oh well don't like asus anymore anyway so im out.
 

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Think about the pandas. If they use bamboo then the pandas will have nothing to eat! Asus, what were you thinking when you came out with that idea to kill all the pandas?
Not as if the pandas are not doing a good job already killing them selfs off.
 
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Think about the pandas. If they use bamboo then the pandas will have nothing to eat! Asus, what were you thinking when you came out with that idea to kill all the pandas?
There are too few pandas for too many bamboo. It's nice that bamboo gets other uses as well. There are a lot of bamboo here in my country too. But guess what? There are no pandas ever since the last Ice Age when we were still connected to the mainland.
 

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any idea on pricing?

They still ship them in diesel semi trucks and diesel powered boats for oversees buyers....

This an engine in a container ship. If it runs for 30 seconds, all of the "green" properties of the laptops on board are forfeit.
 

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Isn't the first time a company has done this. Usually all they are is stripped down cheap PCs stuffed in a bamboo shell then sold as green friendly to people who don't know the junk they are buying.
 

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Isn't the first time a company has done this. Usually all they are is stripped down cheap PCs stuffed in a bamboo shell then sold as green friendly to people who don't know the junk they are buying.
In a sense it is more friendly as Bamboo don't take around 10 years to breakdown and as seen as a lot of plastic ends up in the sea these days it is better.. Plastic is 0 friendly compeared to bamboo.

Maybe they got people grow it for them :p.
 

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In a sense it is more friendly as Bamboo don't take around 10 years to breakdown and as seen as a lot of plastic ends up in the sea these days it is better.. Plastic is 0 friendly compeared to bamboo..
Nice logic. They kill pandas, take their bamboo, use 1 gazillion different chemicals to process the bamboo to make it tough and lasting (and make it much less biodegradable so that your laptop will not rot). Then you toss your laptop into the sea, animals go "ohh, bamboo!" and eat them. Conclusion? You kill fishes AND pandas.
 

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Nice logic. They kill pandas, take their bamboo, use 1 gazillion different chemicals to process the bamboo to make it tough and lasting (and make it much less biodegradable so that your laptop will not rot). Then you toss your laptop into the sea, animals go "ohh, bamboo!" and eat them. Conclusion? You kill fishes AND pandas.
Yeah see so many people throwing a laptop in the sea ^^.. Bamboo has to be safer than plastic how ever you want to look at it. Ever thought the bamboo might be grown specially for ASUS.

It's dam shameful to see how much plastic there is in our seas.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a4S23uXIcM&feature=related

EDIT: And wood is normally recycled including bamboo..
 

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Nice logic. They kill pandas, take their bamboo, use 1 gazillion different chemicals to process the bamboo to make it tough and lasting (and make it much less biodegradable so that your laptop will not rot). Then you toss your laptop into the sea, animals go "ohh, bamboo!" and eat them. Conclusion? You kill fishes AND pandas.
maybe, panda will use the laptop?

btw, I never see a fish or a panda eat laptop
 

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maybe, panda will use the laptop?

btw, I never see a fish or a panda eat laptop
Now that they are made of bamboo, that might change! :ohwell:
 
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Sorry, but this more PR shovelled down our throats, they keep going eco and announcing bamboo and wood NBs since CeBit 2008 where I've seen them wiht my own eyes. In the meantime, none of these products make it to the market.
My conclusion: they are lying through their teeth. And BTW, Asus has one of the highest RMA rates, perhaps because the users actually expect products that cost 10-20% more than the competitor's to actually deliver and overclock them.