The manufacturer presented its vision of a sustainable notebook with passive cooling behind the display and other innovations with Dell’s Concept Luna exactly one year ago. However, the company has not been idle in the past twelve months and has consistently developed the concept further. What has been done has now been officially revealed.
Dell Concept Luna: Visionary concept makes repairs easier
The Dell Concept Luna, which is being developed together with Intel, is supposed to represent the manufacturer’s vision for the notebook of the future. It aims to be a particularly sustainable laptop with a small motherboard and innovative cooling concept, it said at its unveiling in December 2021.
Now, one year later, some improvements have been announced. For this, among other things, the modular design of the device has been further improved and the device has been equipped with telemetry to be able to avoid wasting resources even more easily and specifically.
The aim of the first prototype was already to cover two central approaches: saving resources and making existing components reusable and recyclable.
In the further development now presented, the modular structure has been improved even further. The notebook does not need any adhesives or cables and the number of screws used has been reduced to a minimum, which should make repair and disassembly even easier and faster.
The components have also been made even lighter and are quicker to access for better reuse.
“With current notebooks, which are held together by screws, adhesives and soldered components, it can take recycling specialists more than an hour to disassemble them. With Dell Technologies’ enhanced prototype, however, disassembly takes only a few minutes,” the manufacturer promises.
The design has also been adapted so that Dell Concept Luna can now be disassembled fully automatically by a robot.
Dell Concept Luna now also offers intelligent telemetry, which can be used to diagnose the condition of individual system components to ensure that functioning components are not wasted.
In addition, the individual use of a laptop is taken into account. For example, external peripherals such as mouse and keyboard, but also monitors are mostly used in the home office, which is why the installed components such as keyboard and trackpad are much less stressed.
As a result, the screen or keyboard may still be almost like new, while the notebook’s motherboard has already reached the end of its lifespan. With the help of the data from the telemetry, this can be seen directly and thus it is ensured that only the circuit board is replaced and not the entire device is disposed of.
The disassembly of the Dell Concept Luna is very simple, because the bezel can simply be removed over the keyboard, for example, while the keyboard and trackpad are simply slid out. The fan, mainboard or battery can also be removed very easily. Without any screws or glue.
According to the manufacturer, Concept Luna is a technological concept that is consistently developed further. Whether it will actually be released as a laptop in this form is still unclear.