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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MacBook Pro - Titanium?


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Why did Apple stop with the Titanium notebooks (i.e. the powerbook), I think that was a good choice of metal for its strength and weight.

Im kind of new and dont even have my MBP yet (waiting for montevina, and hopefully a better video card), so pardon my ignorance. I think itd be cool if they went back to titanium for the MBP.
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The Powerbooks were made of titanium from 2001 to late 2002. In early 2003 the Powerbooks were changed to aluminum.

Titanium is a really expensive metal. I would find it very difficult for Apple to switch back. Not to mention titanium was used just as a skin and not for the frame, which is where you really need it.


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I think ive heard that it was for environmental purposes as well. (i.e. easier to recycle, etc.)
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Ah ok, thats what I was thinking, but after hearing about MBP's flexing/warping and things like that I just had this thought. Thanks for the input.
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Aluminum is lighter and better for the environment.
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