Originally Posted by jmanjohns
Why do you guys think aluminum (or magnesium) is a waste of money. If its done right it is much stronger and nicer looking than plastic. Personally, if I'm spending $2000 on a machine I use everyday, I want it too at least look somewhat nice.
I agree. But only to a point. (This is not the same as saying you're wrong).
I can see value in a better looking computer. But not too much (function over form for me).
I can see value in a stronger computer. But the actual computer won't be stronger, only the shell. When was the last time you broke (or saw someone else do so) a laptop case? Having a case that might survive hardships the guts do not, is not too important to me.
But all that said, I would have paid an extra hundred bucks or so for a prettier (metal) version of my laptop.