Current technology is evolving at an unbelievable rate. We are switching computers and gadgets more often than ever, but we are not sure planet earth is ready for this electronic revolution. Out (not-so-old) unused devices are probably piling up in landfills somewhere in our oceans.
It’s time for the tech community to become more ecologically conscious, and iameco (pronnounced “I am eco”) is trying to jump-start this movement. We were running all over IFA 2014, where we ran across iameco and their amazing computers. This company creates sustainable, eco-friendly laptops and computing accessories.
We got to check out a couple computers with different form factors. The iameco v.3 offers an all-in-one form factor that will be great for the office, while the iameco d4r offers a traditional laptop design. These are both great on their own merits, but what gives them that extra kick is that they are built to last.
Unlike many other portable computers, these are upgradeable. You can open these up and upgrade RAM, hard drive and even the processor. Not only are these materials easier on the planet, but you won’t need to go through so many computers just to get the newest, baddest specs. Their lifetime is estimated at up to 10 years!
iameco v.3 all-in-one specs
- Windows 8 OS
- 15.6-inch HD display
- Intel D525 dual-core processor
- 4 GB of RAM
- 250 GB SSD
- WiFi, Ethernet/LAN, 4 x USB, 2 x serial port, 1 x parallel port, SSD card reader
- VGA camera, front speakers
iameco d4r laptop specs
- Windows 7 or 8 OS
- 15.6-inch HD display
- Intel Core Duo i3, i5 and i7 Processors
- Genuine full ATX/BTX Intel chipset motherboard, uses Sandy Bridge 1155 sockets
- 256 MB PCI Express high-end graphics card
- 2+ GB Dual Channel DDR3 30nm RAM
- 400 GB or larger SSD
- Dual Layer DVD ReWriter
- 4 USB ports – one USB3 port and three USB2 ports
- WiFi, web cam, HDMI
These are made with to have about 70% lower carbon footprint compared to your average PCs, and they are the first of their kind to win EU Eco Flower certification. They are powerful, they are sustainable, upgradeable and gorgeous.
The iameco v.3 is currently available for 850 Euros, and the iameco d4r laptop should become available in the near future. Give them a good look at the iameco shop. They also have some good-looking mice and keyboards.
I have always been a fan of wooden technology, so I might consider getting some of these products. Are you thinking of signing up for one of these?