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In the sale will go eco-friendly bamboo laptop

December 14 2007

Asustek company is preparing to release an eco-friendly laptop Asus Eco Book, whose body is to be made of laminated bamboo strips of different shades, reports Reuters. Work on the device goes from the end of June 2007.

Currently, the company's engineers check how much bamboo is able to withstand extreme conditions needed for the laptop. In particular, they are interested in the question of heat from the processor.

Asustek has become one of the first companies to offer housing made of bamboo. Prior to that, the market sold bamboo mouse, keyboard, and a framework for monitors. Previously released Asus notebooks covered with calf and artificial crocodile skin.

Bamboo grows much faster than trees and is less toxic than plastic, which often contains PVC. Large manufacturers of laptops and computers are going to soon abandon containing polyvinyl chloride materials.

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