Green PC

The eco-friendly-crusaders lower your flags for a moment to consider Design Hara’s green HTPC. Let me hit you straight with the specs: recyclable green chassis of the PC handcrafted (side panels) from cypress wood from Italy or rose wood from Canada; front cover of this computer can be made from natural sheep leather. The internal segments of the PC are connected by a bolts and nuts structure, making it easier to separate so recyclable e-waste can be removed.

The unit is compatible with Mini-ITX small motherboards,and uses only a third of the energy consumed by desktop computers. It also features HDMI and DVI outputs and has an Intel Core2Duo processor, 4GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive.

More on this eBeauty here.

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58 Comments

  • Niels says:

    You probably ought to mention that the speakers used for the photography are manufactured by Ferguson Hill.

  • will says:

    “cypress wood from Italy or rose wood from Canada”

    really?

    how is this ‘green’ shipping fancy woods from Italy and Canada… which will probably be assembled in China?

    • Tanguy says:

      not to mention that leather is far from “green”… the transformation process from cow to commercial leather involves very harmful chemicals and energy consuming steps. And then again, the leather needs a carrier; probably a plastic part on which it is glued ?

  • GI says:

    Agree with Will on the “greenwash” of these woods sourced from Canada, Europe, and then obvously assembled in China unless they’ll be selling it at Bang&Olufsen price range. So with that kind of transportation carbon footprint there goes your green intensions.
    While I’m in love with its retro radio wood style, what da heck is up with the speakers? Completely different design language, don’t go with the system at all, and the sherical ones are a direct knock-off of the Apple speakers just a few years ago.

    • RL says:

      true about the wood…but if they changed it to bamboo itll be more sustainable… i went on the site and its actually all handmade in Korea…so no made in china crap…unless your counting the inside specs…but then again Taiwan usually makes computer pieces … well im sorry that Apple had to make a ”knock off” of Sonys spaced keyboards…

  • trybudi says:

    just because it is made from wood doesn’t mean its green! issue of sustainability goes all the way back from manufacturing until end product.

    don’t get me wrong, Great design! love it, but when you put ‘green’ where it doesn’t belong, just ticked me off.

    • I agree trybudi, in many cases the carbon footprint and effect on the environment is actually less by using a locally sourced plastic rather than wood shipped from abroad (this includes bamboo if shipped from far east!). To get the required shape and size of wood, often requires a lot of the timber to be wasted away, whereas less plastic or another “less green” material could fulfil the purpose.

      • Jimmy says:

        Completely agree. And you can’t recycle the would from your computer case…..but you can melt that plastic down and make it into just about anything else.

      • downunder says:

        we have a local CQ2 with energystar5
        pretty well put together, all lead-free alloy & sucks 50watts juice. cost 10 bucks a year to run. Core2Quad & i7. dead quiet.- green & fast but no wood nor bamboo

  • MariJewel says:

    Haha! Green PC?! The images presented are so cool!!! How I hope we can also have green mobile PCs. To replace laptops, lolz. So that I can save more bucks by not replacng my Dell XPS M1210 battery most of the time 😀

  • nmessick says:

    Too bad rosewood is an endangered veneer and it’s continued use is leading to deforestation.

    Great color combination though; one of my favorites.

    Also think the front inner panel (near disc drive) could use some cleaning up visually.

    Some photo’s with cords actually plugged into it would also be nice; I doubt many users are going to buy this product to use as a paperweight.

  • Vin says:

    looks very nice for a PC

  • Brennan says:

    I am by no means a fanboy of either party, but I’m thinking that Apple’s aluminum idea is far more ‘green’ than shipping exotic woods around the world.

    It’s better than plastic, but you can still melt down the scraps and use it for more new product. Which, obviously, you can’t do with wood.

    Really, they should make these things out of particle board.

    I do love the concept, I would even buy one probably, but not because I’m under any illusion that it’s “green”.

  • Looks great for a PC, I'm currently in the process of buyying one and have to choose between a laptop or a pc. I don't want to buy something that everybody already has, so this would look like a great solution.

  • Andy says:

    And what about all of the rare-earth metals? (Let’s not even get into the humanitarian and ecological cost of obtaining them.)

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