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    News - ASUS formally announces its Bamboo notebook series

    They've been a long time coming, but ASUS' eco-friendly Bamboo Series notebooks are now in mass production.
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    Re: News - ASUS formally announces its Bamboo notebook series

    Thats a really good looking laptop but it would be even better looking and more practical if they were to round of the corners.

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    Re: News - ASUS formally announces its Bamboo notebook series

    Great! I loke the idea of using bamboo for things like this. Looks great and is sustainable.

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    Re: News - ASUS formally announces its Bamboo notebook series

    I would love one of them, but it all depends how much they cost I'm guessing a fair bit tbh. A great looking idea though.

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    Re: News - ASUS formally announces its Bamboo notebook series

    Surely, the bamboo is a bit of a gimmick, since it'll probably just be a veneer on top of plastic.

    And Adam... see you tomorrow. You have to guess who I am.

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    Re: News - ASUS formally announces its Bamboo notebook series

    I'm slightly sceptical about the ecological credentials of the bamboo, if they've flown it half way around the world to use it it's probably worse than the plastic - could be another Toyota Prius.

    Having said that, you can't argue about the style, it looks fantastic.

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    Re: News - ASUS formally announces its Bamboo notebook series

    Quote Originally Posted by Powderhound View Post
    And Adam... see you tomorrow. You have to guess who I am.
    If i didn't remember what you were on about, you would have sounded like a stalker Well, you do, but just not to me Do i even get a name to guess, or do i have to run around shouting 'Powderhound, where art thou'

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    Re: News - ASUS formally announces its Bamboo notebook series

    Surely this is style masquerading as environmental consciousness... It screams "Feel good about the bamboo, feel good about the bamboo!".

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamAnubis View Post
    If i didn't remember what you were on about, you would have sounded like a stalker Well, you do, but just not to me Do i even get a name to guess, or do i have to run around shouting 'Powderhound, where art thou'
    The latter.




    This could be funny.

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    Re: News - ASUS formally announces its Bamboo notebook series

    Bah, I'm not doing that You can find me and creep me out by knowing stuff about me. There's a pic of me on one of the threads so you can start there What year you in?

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    Re: News - ASUS formally announces its Bamboo notebook series

    Same as you.

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    Re: News - ASUS formally announces its Bamboo notebook series

    Quote Originally Posted by duodecim View Post
    Surely this is style masquerading as environmental consciousness... It screams "Feel good about the bamboo, feel good about the bamboo!".
    Perhaps, but bamboo is a sustainable resource and extremely fast growing - up to 4ft a day!!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamboo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    Perhaps, but bamboo is a sustainable resource and extremely fast growing - up to 4ft a day!!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamboo
    However, that only applies if it is harvested sustainably which we can't be sure of.

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    Re: News - ASUS formally announces its Bamboo notebook series

    True, but the potential is there, more so than plastics thats for sure.

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    Re: News - ASUS formally announces its Bamboo notebook series

    How about a desktop PC with a Bamboo front panel?
    How about Bamboo drive bay covers that slide in and out from the top?
    How about Bamboo facia panels on optical drives?

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