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The computer will be “wrapped†in a bamboo casing




As you probably know, yesterday was "Earth Day", and an extremely appropriate time for Dell to introduce its Green consumer desktop PC. The company seems to make important steps towards the small desktop computing market, and the model introduced yesterday is touted as the smallest and the most eco-friendly device of its kind.

The new desktop system from Dell was showcased during yesterday's Fortune Brainstorm Conference in Pasadena (California), and the company's CEO and co-founder Michael Dell claimed that it is "the company's smallest and most environmentally-responsible consumer desktop PC."

According to Dell's spokeswoman Anne Camden, the miniature desktop PC is about 81 percent smaller than the standard form-factor and will draw up to 70 percent less energy while operating at peak capacity.

The company refused to give further details about the upcoming computer's hardware specifications or the family of products it would join. However, judging by its low power and physical space requirements, it will join the likes of Apple's Mac Mini, Everex's MyMiniPC or Asustek's EP 20 multimedia PC.

In order to increase its environmentally-friendly message, the new desktop system will be encased in a bamboo shell. Moreover, Dell claims that the new mini-desktop system will be packaged in recycled and recyclable materials, a move that complies with the company's recycling program initiated back in 2004 and completed in 2006.

Dell's upcoming desktop model will come with a special holder and will hit the market later this year at an estimative price of between $500 and $700. However, its success on the market depends on its technical specifications, and if its manufacturer decides to include enough storage, HDMI connectivity as well as a built-in optical drive, it might stand a chance.

On the other side, if it's just another pricey, low-end desktop system, it would probably end up on the desks of a few eco-friendly warriors.


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post #2 of 82
this would be great for big businesses or even enterprises, and they would save alot of room.
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perty... very perty . idc about green cuz gasoline is more important than electricity,
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Anyone else tired of "green this" and "green that"?
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Anyone else tired of "green this" and "green that"?
I am.
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Anyone else tired of "green this" and "green that"?
Which would you rather have, ElMike: a state of total disrepair with no attempt to save the ecosystem whatsoever, so that, in twenty generations from now, there isn't much of a chance to save our environment from anything because we waste and war too much between one another, and just heap it up with our self-indulgence and gluttony, or, from time to time, modestly continue in the fight of recycling or reversal of certain substances harmful or anti complementary to most ecosystems by smart reuse of them?

The more efficient they are, the happier we should be, because a. they use less power, b. they're mainly streamlined to run with good small form factor parts or utilities, and c. they cost less, and maybe cost more in the long run if in need of repair, but condense down on used resources and ultimately beef up function and performance at the cost of power consumption.

Blessing or curse?
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Which would you rather have, ElMike: a state of total disrepair with no attempt to save the ecosystem whatsoever, so that, in twenty generations from now, there isn't much of a chance to save our environment from anything because we waste and war too much between one another, and just heap it up with our self-indulgence and gluttony, or, from time to time, modestly continue in the fight of recycling or reversal of certain substances harmful or anti complementary to most ecosystems by smart reuse of them?

The more efficient they are, the happier we should be, because a. they use less power, b. they're mainly streamlined to run with good small form factor parts or utilities, and c. they cost less, and maybe cost more in the long run if in need of repair, but condense down on used resources and ultimately beef up function and performance at the cost of power consumption.

Blessing or curse?
I'm not saying it's a bad thing per se. I'm saying I'm tired of having it thrown in my face. You can't turn on a TV without seeing something "green". For example, the only TV show aside from the news that I watch is The Office. Every other commercial is about something "green". It makes me not want to watch the show because greedy sponsors support it (see below).

And I believe there's a group of people making an absolute ton of money of this whole "green" thing, this whole "global warming" thing, and everything else. There is a lot off bogus money to made in this dept. There's no denying it. So in that regard, I'm against it. People aren't in it for the sake of the earth, they're in it for the sake of their wallets and stock portfolios.

And for the sake of the thread, that's all I'll say on the matter.
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Isn't using bamboo for hundreds of PCs bad for the environment?
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Well for all its faults, that is a pretty pc nonetheless.

Probably comes with nortion ubervirus preinstalled too!
    
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Anyone else tired of "green this" and "green that"?
yes, simply because people needed to make up global warming for other people to go "green" or whatever.

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And I believe there's a group of people making an absolute ton of money of this whole "green" thing, this whole "global warming" thing, and everything else. There is a lot off bogus money to made in this dept. There's no denying it. So in that regard, I'm against it. People aren't in it for the sake of the earth, they're in it for the sake of their wallets and stock portfolios.
*cough* al gore *cough*

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Isn't using bamboo for hundreds of PCs bad for the environment?
lol... its just totally pointless imo...
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