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By: Bryan Nelson on March 23, 2010, 11:15 a.m.
ASUS bamboo laptop

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ASUS U-series bamboo laptop

This isn't the first bamboo notebook we've seen from ASUS, but it might be their most eco-friendly. These sleek looking computers were highlighted at this year's CeBIT ‚ the world's largest computer expo. The bamboo frame makes the computer more disposable and helps to reduce e-waste (even the trackpad is made from bamboo). Powered by Intel's Core i3, i5, and i7 processors, the U-series laptops run Windows 7, and have USB 3.0 connectivity, too.