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    Bamboo-clad systems on the way from Dell and ASUS

    As eco-friendly computing becomes all the rage, Dell and ASUS both reveal plans to launch Bamboo-clad computers.
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    Re: Bamboo-clad systems on the way from Dell and ASUS

    Would dissipation of heat and overall weight could be even more of an issue if wood material is used for the casing?

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    Re: Bamboo-clad systems on the way from Dell and ASUS

    Quote Originally Posted by chiman View Post
    Would dissipation of heat and overall weight could be even more of an issue if wood material is used for the casing?
    To be honest the amount of heat transfered away from the PC through the metal of the case is negligible compared to that which an exhaust fan can remove, even at modest RPMs.

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    Re: Bamboo-clad systems on the way from Dell and ASUS

    Bamboo laptop looks very nice.
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    Re: Bamboo-clad systems on the way from Dell and ASUS

    Have I missed a beat? I thought we were meant to stop cutting down trees

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    Re: Bamboo-clad systems on the way from Dell and ASUS

    Quote Originally Posted by Templar87 View Post
    Have I missed a beat? I thought we were meant to stop cutting down trees
    Bamboo is a grass. I don't think grasses can be trees?

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    Re: Bamboo-clad systems on the way from Dell and ASUS

    Dell states that its eco-PC should hit retail later this year and should cost somewhere between $500 and $700. Hands up, who's feeling the bamboo-love?
    At that price this probably won't get my love.

    But it does look nice though.

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    Re: Bamboo-clad systems on the way from Dell and ASUS

    Quote Originally Posted by timothius View Post
    Bamboo is a grass. I don't think grasses can be trees?
    Lol, touche Grass, tree - all the same to me and either way not eco-friendly to be cutting them down I'm sure Style-wise, not my cup of tea, but each to their own

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    Re: Bamboo-clad systems on the way from Dell and ASUS

    Quote Originally Posted by Templar87 View Post
    Lol, touche Grass, tree - all the same to me and either way not eco-friendly to be cutting them down I'm sure
    From our good freinds at Wikipedia - Bamboo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Bamboo is a group of woody perennial evergreen plants in the true grass family Poaceae, subfamily Bambusoideae, tribe Bambuseae. Some of its members are giant bamboo, forming by far the largest members of the grass family. Bamboo is the fastest growing woody plant in the world. Their accelerated growth rate (up to 3-4 feet/day (1.5-2.0 inches/hr)) is due to a unique rhizome system and is dependent on local soil and climate conditions.

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    Re: Bamboo-clad systems on the way from Dell and ASUS

    Yea, I read that too - learn something new every day!

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    Re: Bamboo-clad systems on the way from Dell and ASUS

    i think we human can't live without any natural source. At this moment we still cut trees to make our modern furniture, every day printing paper, our fave book etc.

    so I think we can't merely stop cutting trees at all, we also need to find the substitute of trees. Wood and other grass plant are a good choice sincethey regrow very fast, light, and comparing with PVC/plastic material it clearly easier to decompse.

    this product is a good campaign to promote the use of bamboo material.

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    Re: Bamboo-clad systems on the way from Dell and ASUS

    To be honest I'm afraid I'll have to disagree with the opinion expressed in the article - the "bamboo look" really doesn't appeal to me.

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    Re: Bamboo-clad systems on the way from Dell and ASUS

    There is absolutley nothing wrong in using trees, wood, bamboo or any other natural renewable resource.

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