Dell's Concept Luna shows the future of repairable and reusable laptops

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(Pocket-lint) - In collaboration with Intel, Dell has unveiled its imaginativeness of the aboriginal for sustainable, reusable and repairable laptop design.

The laptop is called Concept Luna, and if Dell uses the ideas presented, it could trim the computers c footprint by up to 50 per cent, erstwhile compared with its existent products.

Dell started by reducing the earthy materials and managed to shrink the motherboard down 75 per cent smaller, with 20 per cent less components used. 

It besides made the laptop much efficient, and successful doing so, tin utilise smaller deep-cycle batteries. The thought is that the batteries volition beryllium capable to out-live the laptop and tin beryllium harvested and reused successful aboriginal laptops, thing that's not feasible with today's batteries.

Dell reduced the fig of screws down to conscionable four, allowing the laptop to beryllium opened up for repair overmuch much easy and rapidly by some its engineers and those wishing to tinker astatine home.

The materials used, too, are much eco-friendly. The aluminium ammunition is processed by hydropower and uses a stamped plan for little wastage. Even the PCB has seen a redesign, utilizing a flax fibre basal and a water-soluble polymer for the glue. This volition marque components overmuch easier to recycle.

Dell wants to summation the modularity of the components wrong the laptop, allowing for swapping crossed antithetic devices whether they are faulty oregon conscionable successful request of an upgrade. This would trim discarded owed to incompatibilities and marque DIY repair acold easier than existent designs.

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It's conscionable a conception astatine this stage, but Dell plans to instrumentality the champion ideas from Concept Luna and instrumentality them into its aboriginal products. With the right-to-repair question gaining traction globally, the attack displayed present is the benignant of happening we're expecting to spot go commonplace with laptop manufacturers.

Writing by Luke Baker. Originally published connected 15 December 2021.

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