Asus Launches Bamboo Notebooks

"Stylish design and 'green' too, the new Asus range of laptops."

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Asus Bamboo Notebook SeriesAsus have launched a new real bamboo panelled notebook, which they claim to be truly 'green'  throughout it's lifecycle, from from its conception, production and use to its eventual recycling and disposal. There are currently two versions available, a 12.1" model which weighs in at 1.57kg, and an 11.1" model which is 1.25kg. They both utilise Core 2 Duo processors and DDR2 RAM. The lid and palm rests are made from bamboo, and no two notebooks will have the same grain pattern.

 

Asus had the following to say regarding the green aspect of the new notebooks:

The crux of the message borne by the ASUS Bamboo Series notebook is that “it's easy being green". This message resonates at both the consumer and solution provider strata. For consumers, being green is a simple matter of making smart, environmentally-conscious purchasing decisions. Choosing the ASUS Bamboo Series notebook – or any of ASUS' notebooks, all of which were designed and manufactured in strict adherence to the same rigorous green policies and standards that governed the development of the ASUS Bamboo Series notebook – over less green alternatives, will help to preserve the Earth in no small measure.

 
They didn't elaborate on exactly how they have acheived the 'green' status of this new notebook, but it certainly looks stunning.  The notebooks are said to be remarkably energy-efficient, thanks to the implementation of ASUS'  Super Hybrid Engine technology. There was no confirmation of prices yet but we expect this range to carry a premium. You can read the full press release here. You can also discuss in our forums here.
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26-08-2008, 17:14:20

Kerotan
As the title suggests, I'm looking to replace my ageing IDE burner with something a bit more modern so looking at SATA, and the main feature I want is quietness when reading discs. I don't care if it's noisy as hell when it's burning but when I'm watching DVD's/Listening to CDs on the PC I don't wanna hear the drive lol.

What are the quiet brands? Like to keep it around the £20 mark and also what is Lightscribe and is it useful- seems to be about £2 extra for a lightscribe drive than standard?

26-08-2008, 17:39:15

k4p84
lightscribe and labelscribe mean you can 'draw' graphics on the discs, though they have to be the correct ones.

26-08-2008, 17:44:03

Kerotan
ah ok cheers- can't see myself doing that tbh- although for £2 you never know it might come in handy lol.

26-08-2008, 17:48:13

k4p84
i'll be selling my ide dvd burner in a couple of days, lightscribe too.

26-08-2008, 17:52:35

Kerotan
ah sorry mate- i'm looking to get the thinner cable- it's one of the major reasons i'm upgrading, even with a rounded cable it's a [IMG]http://oldforums.overclock3d.net/oc3d/smilies/cussing.gif[/IMG][IMG]http://oldforums.overclock3d.net/oc3d/smilies/cussing.gif[/IMG][IMG]http://oldforums.overclock3d.net/oc3d/smilies/cussing.gif[/IMG][IMG]http://oldforums.overclock3d.net/oc3d/smilies/cussing.gif[/IMG][IMG]http://oldforums.overclock3d.net/oc3d/smilies/cussing.gif[/IMG] to route all the way down to the IDE port which is mounted near the bottom of my mobo.
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