Hard Drives as Easy to Install as Ink Cartridges

You love plug-and-play, yes? You also enjoy modifying your computer, right? Too much effort? Vas Obeyesekere of Point Innovation says: no way! The Evolve Modular CPU takes the soldering out of CPU enhancement, and makes it green in the process! You love green.

Vas Obeyesekere introduces the Evolve like so: “From an everyday user’s perspective, being green is not enough to justify a change. In this respect, the Evolve can transform between mobile and home computing configurations, can expand or contract its module based components to meet any user’s needs, and has an aesthetic fitting most modern environments, despite it’s subtle green branding.”

Read below for extended details on this conceptual computer model.

And P.S., a bit of a side-note: for those of you who have been putting computers together your entire lives, easy as pie: I bet you feel strong and good. I envy you fully, as that part of my brain does me no good. But I do challenge you to a webpage building contest. We’ll see who is plug-and-play then.

Designer: Vas Obeyesekere of Point Innovation


  • Ethan says:

    I can certainly tear down my laptop and rebuild it without any problems, but I still need a combo screwdriver and at least half an hour if I'm getting at the hardest-to-reach parts. And I certainly can't reversibly change the form factor.

    Also, I'm going to be That Guy and remind everyone that bioplastics do have their own unique drawbacks and aren't necessarily better than petroleum-based plastics.

  • I like it, but there are some flaws…

    First off, "Hardrive" is not a word, it is spelled "hard drive" in all cases and "CPU" is a central processing unit, also used out of context as the term you are looking for is "PC." Mislabeling products and allowing typos and bad English into the product manual, packaging (especially), and other aspects of the product do nothing but advertise to the buyer that the product was made and packaged by amateurs. – I don't know about you, but almost every poorly packaged or cosmetically poor product I have purchased or used has revealed itself to be exactly as packaged: fragile, poorly made, and worthless.

    If you want people to know your product is good, leave no room for mistakes.

    As for the other flaws, I see no media drive. Any mobile computer has to have a media drive of some kind.

    Then comes physical endurance. How much abuse can it stand? Make sure it can take a lot while staying light.

  • Other notes.

    Mailing back the item at the end of its life implies that it does not have a very long usage life. That would not be good.

    Also, printing onto the lid would be unsightly for most people. Computers are rated not only on function but on aesthetic quality.

  • John Williams says:

    As a lifetime computer “modder” (modifyer) I am extremely impressed with this concept. Modifying laptops now is a pain, I recently spent a good chunk of the morning taking mine apart for some painting and stenciling. While it has some flaws, (as pointed out by previous comments) I feel this concept has a lot of potential.

    I would like to see this combined with the ability to buy shells for it that come in many different shapes and colours. I would love to go into a Starbucks one day and see everyone with a laptop that reflects their personality and uniqueness, instead of just a bunch of black and aluminium boxes.


  • Jimmy C says:

    @Takō Kisaragi: Spelling doesn’t matter. It’s a good design, so leave it at that.
    This is really nice. I must admit I never would have thought of it. But it would also be nice if the harddrive had a port to move your files to the new one before replacing it.

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