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After taking the Greener Gadget Design Competition by storm, The Recompute PC grabbed our attention. The sustainable design means less garbage goes into a landfill when the computer has reached the end of its lifecyle (which is just as long as other computers or longer). This computer is the only line that is assembled from off the shelf components, but all housed in a very sturdy cardboard housing.
With some concerns about the heat capacity issue that come with computers, designer Brenden Macaluso assured users with fact. Cardboard has a much higher heat resistance than many plastics including a higher ignition point as well. 258C – 427C to where as plastics begin to melt at only 120C, so rest assured that this computer is ready to roll, right out of the box. Worried about sturdiness? Don’t be. The guys at Recompute have actually stacked up to 800lbs on one of these cases with no problem. While it’s not completely waterproof (no computer really is), it has been assembled with a waterproof adhesive, so there is a certain degree of protection.
You can customize the Recompute PC in much of the same ways that you can any other computer. It comes standard with the following specs:
|CPU||3.9 GHz Quad-Core Processor||USB 2 & 3||Support for both USB devices|
|Hard Drive||500 GB SATA2||Ports||PS2, VGA, DVI, HDMI|
|Video||ATI 8570D w/Radeon GPU||Power Supply||400W Dual Fan, 115/230 Volt compatible, hard off switch w/ U.S. power cable|
|RAM||4GB DDR3 1066||Operating System||Ubuntu 10.04 OS|
|Warranty||2 Year Standard||Software||Ubuntu Software Center|
Recompute PC: Sustainable Cardboard Computer (cat-man-du Special Edition) – $899
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