Dell has unveiled its laptop prototype designed to be easily repaired and recycled after its useful life. Designed with sustainability in mind, the Dell Concept Luna seeks to significantly reduce the carbon footprint in its production and use.
Developed in collaboration with Intel and featuring an aluminum chassis, this notebook concept addresses two areas of sustainability. On the one hand, the aforementioned reduction in the carbon footprint, which can reach up to 50%. On the other, have more components that can be reused. In addition, it has a much lower consumption thanks to the fact that its motherboard is 75% smaller than those installed in conventional laptops, which allows it to be placed in another part of the equipment.
Specifically, the one that is usually cooler during the use of the equipment. This significantly reduces energy consumption. It also has 20% fewer components. Also, by separating the battery charging unit board from the base, passive heat distribution could completely eliminate the need for a fan.
Apart from this, the Dell Concept Luna uses processed materials so that the computer consumes less energy. And its repair is simple, in addition to allowing its reassembly without many complications, with a minimum level of components discarded due to breakage or missing parts. Concept Luna uses only four screwsas well as components designed so that they can be detached from their place and placed back in it, or exchanged for new ones, with ease.
Glen Robson, CTO, Dell Customer Solutions, has pointed out that the Dell Luna Concept is the first Dell prototype made to accelerate the so-called circular design. Of course, it has been created, for the moment, «to prove what might be possible, not to be mass-produced and sold. ‘ However, if any equipment similar to Concept Luna were ever to be produced, at least from a sustainability point of view, it would be promising.«.
For Robson, «This concept, and future iterations and others to follow, are how we examine, reexamine, and rethink every step of the product lifestyle, to deliver even more sustainable products in the future.«.