Diane Pham

Asus Will Start Building PCs Directly Into Their Cardboard Shipping Boxes

by , 03/10/11

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We’ve covered companies that have started building PCs in cardboard boxes before, but this is the first time we’ve seen an industry giant decide to take on the idea for mainstream implementation. To cut down on waste, leading computer manufacturer Asus will begin building all of their Mini-ITX motherboards directly into the boxes they are shipped in.

The shipping box will have all the compartments needed for adding a hard drive and CD/DVD drive as well as pop-out holes for heat dissipation. Asus says that the cardboard cases are good for a year of use, but with proper care (i.e. not pushing your computer to hard or leaving it on all day) you could probably extend its life well beyond that.

Asus Mini-ITX motherboards will begin shipping in June.

Via Dvice

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2 Comments

  1. alcoporn00 April 22, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Hack again?!

  2. zcar300 March 13, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    And everyone at work thought I was crazy when I took a bunch of old computer parts and “installed” them into a box. It looked like any other box of junk. But this box of junk ran windows xp.

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