Linked by David Adams on Mon 4th Oct 2010 19:34 UTC
Humor Recompute has just launched a "green" pc whose chassis is made up entirely of cardboard. No joke. It can be ordered in different configurations, from an Athlon X2 Linux, to an Athlon II Quad Core Windows 7 model. Please note this is not for sensitive viewers. Steve Jobs and other aesthetes are encouraged not to read further.
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by GeorgesBraque on Mon 4th Oct 2010 19:48 UTC
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What about...
by philipsw on Mon 4th Oct 2010 20:33 UTC
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... people who don't want their computers to fall apart when they connect the power cord? Should they read further?

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RE: What about...
by phreck on Tue 5th Oct 2010 07:45 UTC in reply to "What about..."
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You don't ken the power of cardboard boxes when glued properly.

Imho, they are pretty stylish ;)

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Smoke'n
by Macrat on Mon 4th Oct 2010 21:02 UTC
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Seems like a fire hazard.

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What a good idea!
by Adurbe on Mon 4th Oct 2010 21:41 UTC
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There is no Real reason why a computer case should be plastic/metal. We could easily use treated cardboard (thereby being flame and water resistant)

However, I have NO idea why their implementation is so costly... I can only assume there is no production and is manually done

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RE: What a good idea!
by Al2001 on Tue 5th Oct 2010 04:54 UTC in reply to "What a good idea!"
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Whilst I agree on the plastic, metal is superior because it dissipates heat really well, conversely cardboard insulates.

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How about wood or bamboo?
by Zifre on Mon 4th Oct 2010 23:44 UTC
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Personally, I would like to see more electronic devices with bamboo or wooden cases. It is much more practical than cardboard (especially for portables devices, a cardboard desktop is probably okay though), and it looks really nice too.

See http://gigaom2.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/dell1.jpg for example. I think that looks nicer than a Mac!

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RE: How about wood or bamboo?
by sakeniwefu on Wed 6th Oct 2010 14:45 UTC in reply to "How about wood or bamboo?"
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I think that looks nicer than a Mac!


Okay, but does it look nicer than this other Apple product?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Apple_I_Computer.jpg

;-)

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RE:Smoke'n
by fran on Tue 5th Oct 2010 12:46 UTC
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The cardboard is treated with a non-toxic fire retardent material.
It has an ignition point of a 800 degrees Fahrenheit.


http://www.zdnet.com/blog/computers/brown-box-design-recompute-offe...

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Interesting...
by Drunkula on Tue 5th Oct 2010 13:15 UTC
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... but fugly!

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RE: Interesting...
by whartung on Tue 5th Oct 2010 16:52 UTC in reply to "Interesting..."
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Yea, fugly is one word for it.

I mean, I'm no "Cardboard Engineer", but I thought that cardboard technology has advanced some since 1871.

Perhaps other cardboard types aren't as recyclable, or something.

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Emissions?
by deathshadow on Thu 7th Oct 2010 12:57 UTC
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Seriously, this passes 47 CFR 15 how exactly? Be fun when they're shut down by the FCC.

Mind you, I say the same thing about the Antec Skeleton.

Edited 2010-10-07 12:58 UTC

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