ASUS has finally released its first bamboo laptop, they will be sold in Taiwan for NT$59,900, which equals around US$1,802. The firm plans to debut the bamboo laptops in the US and Europe as well, but hasn't shared a specific date yet.
The laptop, first announced last year, is part of Asus's efforts to use renewable materials in products. The shell of the laptop is made of real bamboo, which grows fast and is used widely throughout Asia in furniture, as well as construction scaffolding, food for pandas, and in artworks.
The company on Thursday displayed the first bamboo laptop that's ready for the market. The device is part of Asus's U6V series of notebook PCs and sports a 12.1-inch screen, Intel Core 2 Duo microprocessor, and Microsoft's Windows Vista OS.
Asus plans to sell them at the Taipei IT show for NT$59,900 (US$1,802) each.