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Storage Technique Brings Plastic Computers 1 Step Closer

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bobjengr   7/6/2014 11:26:06 AM
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Very interesting Cabe.  At first, I said OK so what.  Then I went online to the web site www.greenliving.com.  Here are several facts they presented:

1.) A desktop PC requires between 60 and 250 watts of operating power.

2.) A desktop produces 0.20 grams of carbon

3.) A laptop requires between 15 and 45 watts of operating power.

4.) Without power management, a laptop could require 600 Kw and produce 0.5 tons of carbon yearly.

5.)  There is "toxic" cleanup for computers no longer in use and destened to the scrap heap.  This alone requires energy for disposal.

So, the work in progress from these two schools is a big deal when you consider the millions of devices operating daily over our globe.  It's a big deal.

Many thanks for an excellent post. 

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shehan   6/30/2014 11:07:37 PM
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@a2 – The next question is this materiel affordable for the majority?

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shehan   6/30/2014 11:06:14 PM
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@Greg – Low power consumption is one good point as today all devices are power hungry and the whole world is looking for a solution.

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shehan   6/30/2014 11:05:08 PM
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@naperlou – Same here, I would prefer a metal cased one no matter if it is a PC or a laptop. 

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Ann R. Thryft   6/30/2014 7:06:11 PM
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Thanks for reporting this, Cabe. Plastic electronics have been around for a decade or two by now, but storage has been a roadblock. This looks like a promising development.
Also, I hear you loud and clear about taking care of your electronics. Except my beef is more about upgrading all this software all the time.

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Cabe Atwell   6/30/2014 4:55:10 PM
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I am tired of caring so much for my devices. Cases, screen protectors, etc. I want something less suseptable to the world. I think the plastic computer might just change the fragile nature of electronics today.

 

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naperlou   6/30/2014 12:49:33 PM
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Yes, if that is what you are doing, then a tablet or a Chromebook would be better.  They are lighter and handier. 

I do development work and statistical analysis and run some very large codes.  I need the power, but my case is not the standard one.

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a2   6/30/2014 12:14:50 PM
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I don't think it will be cheap. Atleast not at first. It'll take some time and competition should be there so that they can reduce the prices and make it available for the masses.

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a2   6/30/2014 12:09:08 PM
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I agree 100%. Most people these days buy the best computer they can afford but almost always never takes full use of it. If you just want a laptop for simple things like browsing the internet and stuff like that, my suggestion is to buy something that is not really expensive. People need to think twice before spending money.

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Greg M. Jung   6/30/2014 11:07:14 AM
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What caught my eye in this article was the opportunity for organic, electronic components to be flexible, cheap and have low-power consumption.  This new type of technology should fit nicely into the upcoming 'Internet of Things' development strategy which is starting to gain market traction now.

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