Debunked - R.I.P Magnesium Rollcage on Thinkpad

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  1. lead_org

    lead_org Purveyor of Truth

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    Matt Kohut from Lenovo have confirmed that Magnesium rollcage on the bottom case of the laptop stay, but the screen would no longer have magnesium rollcage instead be replaced with something else, hopefully CFRP/GFRP...... i was getting heart palpitation for nothing...
     
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    hax0rJimDuggan Notebook Deity

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    Ouch.

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  3. cn_habs

    cn_habs Notebook Deity

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    ehhhhhhhhh....I can't brag about it for the new generation anymore. Is it also some weight-saving mesure as well?
     
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    sad news .... unless they can prove the new design is better.
     
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    Val0673 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Sa basically just buy a SL and save money,.... and oh yeah don't do a drop test!
     
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    Nrbelex Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    Yikes - that's a major trade-off. It'll probably be a while 'till we know the real-world changes (reduction?) in durability, but that's not the type of change I was hoping for in the new generation...

    Brett
     
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    lead_org Purveyor of Truth

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    i am truly saddened about this news, no matter how strong the PC material will be, the bending stiffness would still be no match for a well designed magnesium chassis (weight to weight basis).......
     
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    dietcokefiend DietGreenTeaFiend

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    Ugh. The main thing that the rollcage helped prevent was motherboard flex that killed many older Thinkpads.
     
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    njsss Notebook Geek

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    Um... meaning there's no real benefit to keep it? I thought that was one of the selling point of thinkpad.
     
  10. revvo

    revvo Notebook Geek

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    Silly Lenovo.... don't ruin the ThinkPad name :confused:

    I would pay more to get something better built and I'm sure the same goes for most of you.
     
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