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What's with the fascination of aluminium in tech gadgets?

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What's with the fascination of aluminium in tech gadgets?
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No aliums
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its a useful material
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It's the cheapest softest shittiest material that still qualifies as metal, and is enough to convince retards that it's durable.

Carbon fiber, titanium, and magnesium alloys are all stronger, lighter, more flexible, and generally better in every way.
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>>46856704
It blocks government mind control signals, silly goy.
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Aluminum is shit. Cold to the touch. Dents and bends. Expensive. Slippery. Only benefit is it looks nice. It does not belong as ui material. But Apple has marketed it to the masses so that's what we've got.
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>>46857491
All of those are more expensive than aluminum though.
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>>46857551
>tfw resting palms on that amazing carbon fiber wrist rest area on the xps13

Now if only Dell would release a BIOS update to fix the auto brightness.
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>>46856704
We want something
1. light
2. cheap
3. cools our overclocking habits
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>>46857661
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>>46856704
Plastic feels cheap and bends very easily. Using enough of it to be stiff would probably look/feel very chunky. Metals look classy, and aluminium in particular will retain the nice matte finish because the aluminium oxide layer is naturally occuring. It's also cheaper than other metals, but there's not really any point building a steel laptop. It's not exactly heavy equipment.
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Metal shiny
Shiny good
good expensive
aluminum cheap
cheap moremoney
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As someone who had the rare opportunity to work with this shit as a fabricator, honestly it's the worst stuff to work with.
Soft as fuck, expensive compared to stainless, difficult to weld depending on the job and looks rubbish.
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>>46857670
I thought zenbooks were pretty pricey. When I got mine it was $1500 retail
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>>46857818
1500 $ is pricey for most people Anon.
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iirc aluminum is the 3rd most abundant element on earth. it's relatively cheap, light weight, conducts electricity well, corrosion resistance, and tastes good
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>>46857551
>>46857786
>Aluminum
Spell it right, folks. Aluminium.
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>>46857882
That's what I was saying. The guy wanted something cheap
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>>46856704
its metal and its strong and its light and it doesn't rust.
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>>46857610
>see cheapest
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>>46856704
People like to waste resources
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>>46857900
Oh, sorry. I forgot 4chan was a UK based site.

Color, center, meter, cilantro, the imperial system. Are you triggered yet?
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>>46857491
All of those are fucking orders of magnitude more expensive than aluminium you fucking retarded pile of shit.

I'd like a magnesium framed carbon-fibre laptop with a gold-copper heatsink too
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>>46857990
>WAH I WUNNA BE DIFRENT, LET'S CHANGE SPELING OF WIRDS THAT'LL SHOW DEM.

Classic clapland maneuver.
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>>46858006
You're right, that's why none of those materials are used in the structure of any tech products.

Oh wait.
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>>46857990
Check the language you're speaking.
Recall who invented the Imperial system.
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>>46858049
It makes sense though.

"Color" is pronounced how it's spelled, you don't say it "cull ow ur" that's retarded. Besides if you guys didn't let the French invade you, you'd be using those "different" spellings too.
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>>46858049
>aluminumnium
>kuh-loor
>bree-tain
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>>46858052
All used in the smallest possible quantities and qualities to constitute advertising.
Bulk of magnesium framed phones are aluminium.

A true extremely strong and light laptop with a proper gold heatpipe, copper fins heatsink for the CPU and GPU would cost up around $15k.

Then it'd die in 2 years due to those retards in the EU deciding to drastically increase tech waste by banning lead based solder.
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>>46858065
I speak American (or US English).

We used a modified version of the British imperial system called the US customary units.
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>>46858068
>"Color" is pronounced how it's spelled
That argument does not hold water when it comes to English.
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>>46858101
And yes, I'm trolling before a billion bongs reign down on me.
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>>46858093
buh lead is poisonus

muh chilluns
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>>46858101
But it's still called English, and it's still called Imperial.
Checkmate, you tea dumping swine.
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>>46857990

How do they spell
>center
and
>cilantro
?
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>>46857990
4chan is for people aged 18 and over, child.

Also, aluminium is the IUPAC standard spelling/pronunciation.
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>>46858115
Only retards call USCI imperical measurement.
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>>46858116
Centre and coriander.
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>>46858116
Centre and coriander.

>>46858119
I am indeed over 18. Thanks for your reply.
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>>46858116
>centre
>silantrou
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>>46858127

>coriander

X D
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>>46858119
>The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) adopted aluminium as the standard international name for the element in 1990 but, three years later, recognized aluminum as an acceptable variant. Hence their periodic table includes both.[64] IUPAC internal publications use either spelling in nearly the same number

Your appeal to authority would be more effective if it wasn't so conflicted.
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It's the cheapest choice for material that blocks most of the RF frequency

So it's top choice for all our gadgets that need to use those frequencies
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>>46858068
You're retarded if you think -our is pronounced like that.
"Color" as it's written would be pronounced like "collar", but with two o sounds. The ou is a standard marker for softening and heightening the initial vowel but clearly you know fuck all about phonetics.
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>>46858068
Typical American, can't even say words right, the u isn't silent
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>>46858144
fuck off kid, i'm done with you
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>>46858161
>>46858167
Holy fuck, I'm not even trying to be subtle. How can you be this easy?
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>>46858179
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>>46858093
Magnesium is used structurally, doofus. Of course it's not going to make up the entire body of the device. The rest is best served by something light, soft, and elastic. Plastic, in a word. The (nonexistent with proper care) problem of blemishes such as cracks is easily solved by not riveting all your shit together, such that you can cheaply replace any piece that gets damaged. It'll protect the internals much better than using straight aluminum, which is only best at looking and feeling nice. Not that I think that's an insignificant matter, I just don't like when it's passed of as "build quality".

Agree about the lead solder thing. What a shitfest. I'd be willing to bet that issues caused by lead-free solder has led to more environmental damaged from throwing away busted components than the trace amounts of lead ever did.
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>>46858190
Read my posts though, right back to the first one, they're clearly meant to be taken in jest. I even fucking said so at one point.

So while I'm pretending to be retarded, you genuinely are retarded.
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>>46858233

Looks non-comfy

Also SFW board
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>>46858247
it is SFW punk ass snitch
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>>46858346
those saggy tits :(
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>>46858346
those perky tits :)
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>>46858353
That's what they're supposed to look like, dumbass.
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>>46858346
There's a difference between NSFW and nudity. It's not a 1:1 relationship.

This is not nude, but it wouldn't be considered appropriate to have this kind of stuff on your screen either.

In before "IN MY SUPER PROGRESSIVE WORKPLACE IT'S TOTALLY FINE TO LOOK AT A WOMAN'S BODY AT WORK"
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>>46858376
yes, on older women who've breastfed. I'm more interested in women in their 20s who haven't had children already.
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>>46858376
I don't like tits. A cups or less only.
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>>46858378

Jokes on you, I just got promoted to VP.
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>>46858402
I gave my boss a raise.
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>>46858483
With what, your mouth?
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>>46857763
Plastic flexes. aluminum bends, and then your phone is kill.
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>>46858170
damn, nigga gets butt rekt and rage quits off 4chan

who the kid now?
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>>46858346
jesus christ you're fat.
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>>46858139
Not that guy but
>Genus:Coriandrum, Species: C. sativum
Makes sense in english.
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>>46858049
aluminum is spelled aluminum though
it was changed to alumin"ium" later
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