ASUS' wooden "laptop": kills trees and reason with a single swing

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Thomas Ricker
June 6th, 2007
In this article: asus, design, mockup, prototype, wood
ASUS' wooden "laptop": kills trees and reason with a single swing

ASUS is showing of its design chops this morning with a trio of laptops made from wood. Of course, these aren't the first (and certainly not the last) pieces of consumer electronics kit to go au naturel. We've even seen other wood-cased laptops before including ASUS' own EcoBook. But man, is the above "laptop" design practical by any stroke of the imagination? Still, kudos to you ASUS for pushing the design envelope. If these are the gaffes required en route to your product successes then we're willing to suffer (a little). Read-on for a few viable designs which, knowing ASUS, could see limited production runs.

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