I have never really thought about a laptop – or any computer – being made of wood. Then again, I didn’t factor the brilliant and innovative Japanese mind into the equation. Very popular and reliable notebook manufacturer Fujitsu recently unveiled a concept laptop made of wood – yes, more earth friendly than the conventional laptops we all have today.
Fujitsu showed off the concept at the Milan Furniture Show 2008. Dubbed the WoodShell. Quite obviously, I have not seen a real one for myself but based on the reactions from various people all over the blogosphere, the WoodShell is being received with mixed feelings.
Some people say that it is merely an attempt to go green and thus have the “right” to charge more for the product. Others have nothing but good to say: “you’ve got to love Fujitsu’s take on a generic 70s sci-fi font, not to mention its black-and-red-ness.” That’s from Gizmodo by the way.
My personal opinion? I love the concept but how would wood stand up to the heat that laptops give off, especially if they are used for prolonged periods of time? I, for one, wouldn’t want my beautiful wooden shell bursting into flames while I am playing online!