Dell originally presented Concept Luna last year, the company’s take on durable PCs and laptops. This year, the company has made it even better. That’s because the 2022 Concept Luna completely eliminates the use of glue and cables, which Dell says is a superior design strategy, especially from a sustainability perspective. The laptop also uses minimal screws.
With Concept Luna, Dell aims to reduce e-waste by reusing or recycling almost all components of a PC. According to Dell, this kind of engineering will help advance the recycling process. The company claims that with current technology, it takes about an hour to take apart a PC held together with screws and glued together with soldered components. The Concept Luna laptop, on the other hand, can be disassembled in just a few minutes.
The Concept Luna also simplifies processes such as replacing components such as the motherboard, monitor and keyboard, similar to how we maintain our cars and bicycles every now and then with new tires, engine oil and brake pads. The Concept Luna’s design will play a big role when it comes to repairing or replacing faulty parts to extend the life of the PC.
At this point, there’s no information on when we can expect to see Concept Luna-powered laptops from Dell. According to the company, it is still working to further optimize Concept Luna through circular design practices to achieve advanced sustainability goals. While we may not be seeing Concept Luna-based laptops anytime soon, it’s interesting to see how a major computer brand like Dell actually works to make its future products more sustainable, which has become a growing concern given the proliferation of digital products.