Im not really surprised about this. Aluminum isnt cheap as it is, so i guess we will see what happens. I dont really mind plastic, infact if its well executed it looks and feels quite good (see Lenovo U260), but i would like to see some different materials in laptops. Carbon fiber or some composite mateirals and maybe even a lightwieght steel frame.
yep the sleek aluminum chassis for the ultrabook is for me the way to go Still think that some better & stronger composite materials may be available to off-set the price increase of the aluminum to ensure competitive price points
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something less prone to scratches and dents. my mbp has let me down in this area as well. and I have a padded sleeve for it.
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Just get MainGear to make an ultrabook out of Carbon Fiber and it would be the best Ultrabook ever
I have to agree, also Aluninum isn't used specifically in notebook cases, it's also used for desktop cases as well; so just imagine if there was a shortage, you could see how much prices of these cases would go up...
I'm really hoping that it doesn't come to this, I love my PC cases soo much.
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As for me I'm not an ultra book fan & I'd really like a bigger screen to view the internet by for long periods of time. Although I have one from the past & I chose an aluminium body on purpose & always will if I ever buy one again. As for a plastic body, I don't think that they want to actually drop their prices by much so get ready for tiny drops in prices if they change a force on us to plastics. All they think about is the highest price that they can charge & the cheapest hardware parts they can use.
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