For those not IT-savvy enough to build and upgrade their own PCs, what happens is that once the machine becomes impossibly obsolete, the owner will buy a new desktop and ditch the old one. Meanwhile, before buying a new computer, the user is essentially stuck with the same old components unless he can get someone to upgrade the hardware for him.
Hong Kong industrial designer Jocko Chan has a better idea. He created a PC design for Dell that uses no screws at all, making disassembly and upgrades a breeze. Part of his LOOP concept sees the consumer renting the internal hardware (for a fee), and engineers regularly upgrading the internal components for a fee and recycling those that are obsolete. Keeping the same chassis and just changing the essential parts cuts down on waste as well.
It's still a pipe dream at this point, but we must say that even if the LOOP doesn't take off, the PC design is droolworthy enough that we hope Dell will at least adopt this unique chassis in the future.