BIG IN 2008 – Asus Ecobook

Welcome to our showcase of the hottest tech for 2008 – are you ready for the future?2008 is going to be a big year for green gear – and th

Welcome to our showcase of the hottest tech for 2008 – are you ready for the future?

2008 is going to be a big year for green gear – and the smaller the carbon footprint of your gadget addiction, the more people will like you. On this basis, the EcoBook could be the most desirable gadget ever.

The Vista laptop doesn’t scrimp on power, but its chassis is crafted from compressed Bamboo, making it quite the looker and a whole lot better for the world than plastic.

The inside plasticky bits are easily labelled so they can be removed when the time comes to finally sling it in the tech graveyard. And don't go looking for harmful paints, sprays or electroplating on its circuit boards because you won't find them.

What you will find is a components enclosure made from stiffened cardboard and easily upgradeable parts so that you can trade bits up rather than throw the whole thing away in consumerist haste.

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Asus Ecobook

Price: £tba

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Contact: Asus