Intel inspired by aerospace to make sturdier laptops with plastic
Engineers at Intel Corp. are applying lessons from aircraft design to create sturdier laptops in a bid to reduce the prices of the new ultrathin computers the top chipmaker is promoting heavily. Engineers at Intel's Dupont, Washington R&D center, including former Boeing Co. employees, have come up with a design method to make plastic laptop cases as strong as more-expensive metal ones typically used in ultrabooks.
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