Ahead of the CES 2022, Dell Technologies has announced Concept Luna – a vision for sustainable PC Design. Working alongside Intel, Dell Technologies has created a prototype that explores design ideas that, in practice, would revolutionise sustainability in PC manufacturing. This prototype is known as Project Luna.
The Laptop is comprised of recycled materials and modular parts. This allows for accessible repairs and replacements. Concept Luna is a step in the sustainability moonshot goals that Dell Technologies have set. If all design ideas in the current Concept Luna were realised, it would see an estimated 50% reduction in overall carbon footprint.
By 2030, for every product a customer buys, Dell will reuse or recycle an equivalent product. 100% of packaging will be made from recycled or renewable material, and more than half their product line will be made from recycled or renewable material.
Glen Robson posted a blog in regards to the Concept Luna, and how it is pushing the boundaries of Sustainable PC Design. The big takeaways here and why Robson is so excited about Concept Luna are:
- A reduced product carbon footprint: increase energy efficiency, deliver better power and cooling and experimented with materials that a have smaller carbon footprint to deliver a decarbonised device.
- Motherboards can be one of the most energy intense components. Shrinking the total area by approximately 75% and component count by approximately 20%, an estimated 50% carbon footprint reduction is possible.
- Efficiencies resulting in reduction of overall power needs, making way for smaller battery.
- Aluminum chassis processed using hydro power, requires less energy and produces minimal scrap.
The Concept Luna is a big step forward for Dell Technologies’ and is definitely an influential machine across the industry. We’ll be keeping up to date with it as things progress, as well as what occurs as CES 2022.