You can’t say you are a ‘green’ person if you are still using a conventional laptop. What you need to complete your ‘green’ status is this: an eco-friendly wooden laptop like the iameco D4R Wooden Laptop you see here. I am not even kidding you. This laptop broke the convention by going with a wood chassis over the usual plastic or aluminum. Now, if that isn’t super cool, I don’t what is. The Dublin’s company idea of sustainability does not stop at wood; longevity is also a priority. By making the product last three times longer over conventional laptops on the market – lasting up to 10 years – iameco also help to slow down e-waste from piling up the landfills.
As we all know, technology gets obsolete fairly quickly and how can iameco ensures D4R can last for a decade? Well, the answer lies in modularity. It is not clear how, but we read that the individual components can be replaced when they becomes worn, or when upgrades are available. This will ensure the laptop continue to perform and you, keep using it, as oppose to sending it on its way to the death pit. It won’t eliminate e-waste entirely, but it will slow down the rate of e-waste. Moreover, the company has made its stand against the use of toxic chemicals in their products and these include avoiding the use of lead, cadmium, mercury, PVCs and the likes.
So eventually when it is time for the D4R to go, it will be a little less harmful as compared to regular gadgets. Eco-friendly efforts like using wood, making the laptop last longer, and staying away from harmful chemicals, are further bolstered by reduced energy consumption. For starter, the laptop claims to use one-third less energy over its competitions. The fact that the brand managed to bag EU Eco Flower certification for its V.3 touchscreen computer goes to show its efforts do bear fruits. Plus, iameco said that it managed to achieve 75 percent less water consumption during production and on top of that, it reuses up to 70 percent of the resources.
Specs-wise, iameco D4R Wooden Laptop is powered by a choice of Intel Core Duo processors (you know, i3, i5 and i7), along with a full ATX/BTX Intel chipset mainboard where you will find a modest “2+” GB dual-channel DDR3 30 nm RAM and 400 GB or larger Data II SSD. Strangely though, it opted for a 15.6-inch TFT-LCD as opposed to the move energy efficient OLED item. Other key details include a dual-layer DVD ReWriter, 256 MB PCIe GPU, four USB ports (1x USB 3.0 and 3x USB 2.0), built-in WiFi, integrated webcam, HDMI output, and a lithium-ion battery.
Those are not exactly top-end specifications, but hey, in the name of clean and green environment, I guess it will do. Speaking of which, iameco efforts are only as good as the number of people willing to partake in its vision. And if you are one of those people who share iameco’s vision, then you may want to touch base with the company to see how you can acquire this uniquely eco-friendly laptop. As for the price, we absolutely have no clue how much it costs.