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Meet the Cardboard Computer: Sustainability Meets Style

Meet the Recompute – an Ubuntu running sustainable computer with ideals fastened on saving the environment.

OMG! cardboard computer running Ubuntu

The Recompute  was designed to be a ‘Full life cycle’ PC; eco-friendly in materials, manufacture processes and subsequent disposal.

But cardboard… fo real?

The cases are made using recycled moisture resistant cardboard in a design harnessing the ‘corrugated’ folds for adequate ventilation. It’s held together with non-toxic ‘white glue’ and coated in NASA-grade non-toxic flame retardant, making it sustainable, stylish and safe.

Recompute LNX

The Recomute is available to buy with Ubuntu 10.04 pre-installed. The dual-core 2.2ghz, 2GB RAM and 250GB HDD set-up will set you back $499.95.

The case alone sits amongst the line up for $199, whilst two Windows 7 models – with higher specs – round out the top tier.

More information, press spiel and pretty pictures can be found @ sustainable-computer.com. Follow them on twitter @RECOMPUTE.

Thanks to William