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Asus goes bamboo crazy: LS201, Essentio 5110, S6, U6

Asus has thrown all caution to the wind and unveiled a host of bamboo concept products at the CeBIT 2008 expo in Germany

Asus has thrown all caution to the wind and unveiled a host of bamboo concept products at the CeBIT 2008 expo in Germany. Among them are two bamboo laptops, a bamboo monitor and a bamboo-coated PC called the Essentio 5110. Huh?

Okay, we're not actually that surprised. Back in April 2007 we climbed up a tree to make a video of the bamboo-clad Asus' EcoBook laptop. And we might have to do it all again for bamboo versions of the Asus S6 and U6, which -- back in the day -- were best known for their use of leather.

Whatever bamboo is left over will be used on a part-grass version of the LS201 monitor. Yeah, that's the 'scratch-proof' one we punched repeatedly in Space Bubble.

Finally there's the Essentio 5110. It's a small form-factor PC. And it's made out of bamboo. That's all we know so far, but you can bet your bottom dollar we'll have more information, plus hands-on access to all these products in the near future -- so stay tuned. -Rory Reid