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: plastic is not crap
by zima on Sat 27th Oct 2012 01:48 UTC in reply to "plastic is not crap"
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High impact polymers ie "plastic" is not cheap crap. It is actually the optimum case material for phones and tablets. Aluminium and glass are the real "crap" materials - glass is heavy and structurally weak and aluminium scrathes and dents easily.
[...] highly compromised designs that perform badly and lack durability.

Worse, glass & aluminium feel unpleasantly cold to the touch, used in a device you're supposed to hold in your hands, WTH?

I hated my Nokia E50 for that reason, don't want to get anything metal-clad any more. It baffles me that people seem to love it (or does fashion overrule ~hate?)

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