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    Non-plastic cased laptop sub £700

    Not looking at silly prices, may be max £700.

    After something special that isn't in a plastic case. Around 15" screen and above. And prefer compete coverage instead of "accents" that Dell use.

    Some models I've seen so far:
    Acer Timeline - price is bumped up for portability and battery life that isn't a requirement for me.
    Asus U6V Bamboo - screen smaller than like, over budget, not sure if bamboo would contract with age and heat.
    Sony VAIO FW series - looks best option so far. Magnesium case.

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    Re: Non-plastic cased laptop sub £700

    I'm out of date with particular models, but my old Samsung was also magnesium and a reasonable price, so maybe they're still doing that for some models?

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    Re: Non-plastic cased laptop sub £700

    The dell M1*30's are all aluminium and magnesium.
    http://www.dmxdimension.com/dell-uk/...al-comparison/

    Sonys are lovely though

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    Re: Non-plastic cased laptop sub £700

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    The dell M1*30's are all aluminium and magnesium.
    http://www.dmxdimension.com/dell-uk/...al-comparison/

    Sonys are lovely though
    Ah didn't know those models were still on offer. Have read of static shocks from them though, e.g Dell blog

    kalniel, which model Samsung do you have?

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    Re: Non-plastic cased laptop sub £700

    Quote Originally Posted by Antagram View Post
    Ah didn't know those models were still on offer. Have read of static shocks from them though, e.g Dell blog

    kalniel, which model Samsung do you have?
    I used to get shocks from my M1330, although strangely, these seem to have ceased now (although it might possibly be the different charger that I usually use). It was never a big problem though to be honest...they're absolutely tiny, and just feels a bit tingly when moving your hand over it.
    Are the Sony FW's all magnesium? The girlfriend has one, and I could have sworn that the screen casing at least feels rather plasticky? (That may just be me though?)
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    Re: Non-plastic cased laptop sub £700

    I'm not sure if the Sony FW series is fully mangesium cased, suppose unless paying considerably more it is just limited to area around keyboard. I really need to visit a shop to see one in the flesh.

    Watched a review on Youtube and the XPS 1530 isn't fully aluminium, just the palm rest part to give it a premium feel. And since doing searches it seems there was lots of very good deals for this model at Dell outlet

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