Looks like computer makers were inspired by Earth Day. And while plenty of PC prototypes never see the light of day, these eco-PCs should be on sale sometime later this year.
At the Fortune Green conference, Dell unveiled a compact desktop with a bamboo case.
The system is 81 percent smaller than a "standard" desktop, uses 70 percent less power, and is loaded with recycled materials, according to Dell. It will be available later this year for between US$500 and US$700.
Asus has been showing off its Bamboo PC Concept series at tradeshows for a while, most recently at CeBit. According to reports, the company announced it will ship two laptops, the 11-inch S6 and 12-inch U6, with bamboo panels starting this June for around US$1,600.
Asus does not yet have plans to market its other bamboo concept products, a desktop and monitor.