Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 19:12 UTC
Apple It's one of those days again: Apple held a product announcement today, announcing several new products. The most important of which was rumoured about for a long time now: a smaller iPad. It's called the iPad mini, and has the potential to become the best-selling iPad - and thus, the best selling tablet.
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RE[2]: plastic is not crap
by unclefester on Wed 24th Oct 2012 06:00 UTC in reply to "RE: plastic is not crap"
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Well you can't argue that it's cheap (as in inexpensive). And it certainly has a cheaper feel than metal.

Glass and aluminium are incredibly cheap materials. This is a major reason why glass and aluminium are widely used for disposable food and beverage packaging.

The current aluminium price is a mere $2.40/kg. So the aluminium in a iPad is worth about 20 cents.

Nexus 7: 340 grams
Kindle: 413 grams
Galaxy Tab: 347 grams.

iPad Mini: 308 grams.

Yeah, that metal and glass is so heavy.

You are trying (very unsucessfully) to be sarcastic.

Why do you think modern fighter aircraft have carbon fibre fuselages and polycarbonate canopies? Hint: these material are stronger and lighter than alumium and glass.

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