The test laptop concept, called the “Concept Luna”, was developed by Dell’s design team. It has a number of unusual features designed to facilitate repair and maintenance. No screwdrivers or glue thinners are needed to detach a broken keyboard or peel off a cracked screen; both components are simply released by removing the pair of buttons holding them in place. The entire system contains far fewer screws than a typical Dell laptop, reducing the time it takes to replace components. A smaller motherboard housed in the top cover allows the laptop to passively cool itself, eliminating the need for fans.
Dell’s strategic designer described the Concept Luna as a laptop that is easy to repair and upgrade. This makes it less likely to be replaced with a new one, the production of which takes even more energy and resources.