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View Poll Results: The next PB case should be made of
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Well-tempered chromium-vanadium stainless steel 6 votes (25.00%)
Molded Kraton 2 votes (8.33%)
99% pure titani... wait a minute 4 votes (16.67%)
Finely Polished Marble 6 votes (25.00%)
Magnesium - check my 17" Burninator 3 votes (12.50%)
Diamond produced by Apollo Diamond 3 votes (12.50%)
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Best metal for PB G5
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cdhostage
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Oct 8, 2003, 12:49 AM
 
Our favorite peoples at www.appleturns.com recently suggested Tungsten as the replacement for the brushed-aluminum interface of current Apple software. It got me to thinking - what would the proper outer casing be for the PowerBook G5?
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Oct 8, 2003, 01:18 AM
 
How about liquid metal? I would love a laptop made out of this stuff. Much stronger than ti and projected to replace depleted uranium for anti tank rounds. Currently used for golf shafts (total waste) and some knives (pretty cool).
     
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Oct 8, 2003, 01:21 AM
 
Or hammered plutonium? Keeps your hands warm during those long winter UT sessions.
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Oct 8, 2003, 06:32 AM
 
Originally posted by cdhostage:
Or hammered plutonium? Keeps your hands warm during those long winter UT sessions.
If that's the case, then probably PowerBook in this material won't sell in tropical regions....
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Oct 8, 2003, 09:59 AM
 
how about calcium?

No, really!

..light (half the wieght of Aluminium) , ..strong (our bones are made out of it, after all!),

..very good thermal conductivity (similar to Aluminium -creams Ti, anyway),

..And what a unique look!

although, 'bonebook' would take a bit of getting used to!
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Oct 8, 2003, 11:13 AM
 
I recommend Beryllium. But FOR GOD'S SAKE DON'T DROP THE LAPTOP!!
     
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Oct 8, 2003, 01:11 PM
 
Why would you guys even be thinking about what the g5 is going to be like. Apple has some serious problems on their hands, that they need to fix.
     
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Oct 8, 2003, 01:19 PM
 
Marble stays pretty cool at very high temperatures and is hard to scratch. You can also us eit to light matches.
     
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Oct 8, 2003, 02:02 PM
 
Is marble a metal?
     
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Oct 8, 2003, 02:36 PM
 
I'd buy a marble laptop. Also I'd buy a forklift to carry it around
     
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Oct 8, 2003, 02:39 PM
 
Stick with aluminum, but anodize it black. =)

Or offer a variety of anodized colors... Pure (silver), Smoke (medium grey), Charcoal (black), etc.

Still professional looking, but more unique.
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Oct 8, 2003, 02:50 PM
 
Nah, marble's not a metal, but it's got all these... lines in it. Highly compressed limestone, I think.

I wouldn't mind a heavier laptop, but I'm He-Man and regularly carry my weekly Diet Pepsi requirement up the hill from downtown. Call me crazy, but a PB with 1/4 inch - thick walls, completely sealed, would be superextracrazygonuts. Heat CONDUCTS as well as convects. I wonder if there's some sort of funny physics-type word for the transfer of heat from a solid to a liquid - I mean, cuz convection is the actual movement of said liquid. I guess heat just conducts from metal to air and is convected away. There.
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Oct 8, 2003, 04:01 PM
 
I would love to have a chrome PowerBook powder coated black or midnight blue.

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Oct 8, 2003, 04:38 PM
 
How about an alkali metal, say... sodium?

Just don't let it get wet!
     
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Oct 8, 2003, 05:52 PM
 
Marble has metals in it! Metals are minerals and minerals are found in high concentration in stone! Stone is the way to go!

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Oct 8, 2003, 06:15 PM
 
Mercury anyone?
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Oct 8, 2003, 06:23 PM
 
Recycled, super compressed buffalo chips would be practical, tough, light and inexpensive. Just think of the aroma as the CPU heats up. Ahhh the great outdoors. Just don't get it wet....Pardon me while I go take a dump.
     
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Oct 8, 2003, 06:42 PM
 
They'll be anodized aluminum -- cool blue, black, and red options just for starters.
     
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Oct 8, 2003, 11:44 PM
 
Cast iron
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Oct 9, 2003, 01:27 AM
 
I would go for Uranium. Glows in the dark (how cool is that?!)-thieves will think twice about touching it-and the PB has it`s own unlimited power source built in!
What`s the much shorter life span of the owner against these advantages??
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Oct 9, 2003, 02:18 AM
 
Originally posted by 93TT:
Cast iron
I agree on this one
     
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Oct 9, 2003, 03:25 AM
 
OK anyone want to vouch for CARBON FIBER? Great for that racing look...light....they use it on Boom Poles and Indy Cars, Hood and all....

Strong and Light weight, I can see it now...a G5 carbon Fiber Powerbook widescreen 17" or 15" with that glowing apple logo! Internals would be titanium based chassis or aluminum...
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Oct 9, 2003, 05:04 AM
 
Hmm. How about adamantium. You could throw the thing out of an airplane at 35,000 feet and still recover your SimCity.

     
   
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