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Suissa Enlighten Wooden PC

Posted on May 27, 2008
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Suissa enlughten wooden pc

With all the restrictions about cutting trees, wood has become more of a luxury than a necessity. Recently, several small computer companies developed on that idea that wood as a luxury item and came up with wooden mouse, mousepads, and even keyboards. But what is more shocking is that Suissa is offering a line of custom-made personal computers that have a wooden body. In a statement by founder Howard Suissa, "With the integration of computers into our living environment, people are craving something more human. They relate to natural materials more readily than to the cold sterility of plastic or metal."

Yes, the hard drives, ports, and soft ware are still there, but they are encased in a uniquely-designed wooden case. As an added twist, Suiss now offers their Enlighten model, which pushes the unconventional designs even further with a round monitor. More than a wooden PC, the Enlighten comes with a micro ATX motherboard, which accommodates either a quad-core Intel or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ processor, an NVIDIA 8800 GTX or ATI Radeon HD 2900XT graphics card, 4GB of RAM, 1TB of hard drive space, a DVD burner, and a 620W power supply.

Although the people’s preference of wood over plastic is not scientifically or statistically proven (just look at the latest high-definition TVs and check if they are encased in wood), a number of people have been commissioning Suissa and ordering these wooden PCs. Because they are made of exotic wood like zebrawood, goncalo alves, leopardwood, and padauk, prices of these computers start at $6,150 and can go up to $35,000 for a customized server that can store over 1,500 DVD-quality movies.

I’m honestly at the fence with this product. The prospect of owning a wooden computer would be cool, but imagining how much I would spend for one makes me go back to the usual PCs in metallic cases.

 
 

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