What if you had a laptop which you could upgrade yourself just by swapping out its parts without actually going through the mess of tearing it apart? What if you could just click a button, and get rid of the old mother board to a new one? Such a laptop would reduce recycle wastes in the millions and could be a great cost cutting tool for the industry. Thanks to some Stanford students, this could now be done.
Graduate students at the Stanford University designed a laptop computer that could be disassembled in less than 30 seconds. The students started off the project aiming to design a laptop computer that can be seperated from its components easily thus making it easier and more likely to be recycled. But this has eveolved into a whole new set of ideas where it might lead to modular based laptops where any component can be changed as desired.
The laptop called, “The Bloom laptop” can be disassembed in 30 seconds which compared to a standard laptop will take a technician atleast 45 minutes to finish taking apart.
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