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Hardware => Notebook chassis => Topic started by: Stemby on March 15, 2016, 05:33:33 PM

Title: Aluminum chassis
Post by: Stemby on March 15, 2016, 05:33:33 PM
Hi,
has anyone considered an aluminum chassis? Do you know vendors of beautiful but unexpensive barebone PCs in aluminum?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Aluminum chassis
Post by: nemesis on March 15, 2016, 10:17:50 PM
I agree aluminum Chasssis are pretty nice but I am not sure its right for this product since the other hardware will be pretty expensive.
Title: Re: Aluminum chassis
Post by: Stemby on March 16, 2016, 12:47:46 AM
I am not sure its right for this product since the other hardware will be pretty expensive.
Even more so. Bigger is the budget, smaller (in %) became the difference between the costs. In any case we are speaking about a metal used for food and beverage packaging: it's more expensive than plastic, but it's not gold.

I think chassis design should be wonderful, to make the product attractive (obviously the content too must be better than the alternatives).

Maybe the same design (or similar/compatible) could be used for making chassis in various materials.
Title: Re: Aluminum chassis
Post by: Casper on March 16, 2016, 03:36:26 PM
I think the Iameco design they prefer looks quite good, even though it's wood and plastic, it looks quite sturdy and well designed.
Title: Re: Aluminum chassis
Post by: Stemby on March 16, 2016, 07:49:28 PM
I think the Iameco design they prefer looks quite good
Wood is also a very fascinating material. I didn't know Iameco: quite interesting, but a nicer design would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Aluminum chassis
Post by: Casper on March 17, 2016, 12:59:06 AM
Wood is also a very fascinating material. I didn't know Iameco: quite interesting, but a nicer design would be appreciated.

Wood, when treated correctly can also be a very versatile material. That and it's easier to replace a panel of wood then to find an aluminium panel.
Title: Re: Aluminum chassis
Post by: Stemby on March 25, 2016, 02:50:35 PM
Who does produce Librem's chassis?

https://puri.sm/librem-15/

This Spanish business (https://slimbook.es/) uses a Chinese chassis; single components can be bought:

https://slimbook.es/pedidos/componentes

It would be interesting to contact the manufacturer.
Title: Re: Aluminum chassis
Post by: robyinno on March 28, 2016, 12:10:21 AM
Very good suggestion!
Thanks!
Soon we will send you the survey for the collaboration with our team.  ;)