ARM for server

By: anon (anon.delete@this.anon.com), September 18, 2009 8:20 pm
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Anon (no@email.com) on 9/18/09 wrote:
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>slacker (s@lack.er) on 9/18/09 wrote:
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>ROTFL, go and try some good HP/Lenovo/Even Dell laptops (not their crap) - rigidity
>is about the internal carrier, not the external shell (well, both add some) and
>they build their out of MUCH better material than aluminium.
>
>you do know that aluminium is actually quite a poor mechanical material, right?

No it isn't, if you're talking about what we normally think of aluninium, i.e., common alloys.

It does tend to become brittle and develop stress fractures with repeated stressing, but I wouldn't think that is a huge concern in a laptop (and even in something like an airplane, the benefits obviously still often outweigh the downsides).

It's stronger by weight than steel, and very resistant to corrosion. Seems like reasonable material for a laptop case to me.
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