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    What are your feelings on an aluminium casing?

    I thought this would be a fun little subject to discuss. I know consoles have always been plastic, I'm just wondering what everyone would think about possibly an aluminium design. I'm not really for it or against it but I just wondering if they might step away from the plastic this time. What are your thoughts? Most home entertainment devices feature aluminum in some sort but consoles never have. I've always thought that was a bit odd. I guess plastic cost less but what do you guys think. Of course there would be some plastic on it.
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    My gaming area is carpeted, and I'd rather not shock myself everytime I touch the console

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    Thats probably why ^ game consoles are set up on the floor.

    I just hope to god its matte, no one gives a **** about glossy plastic. It'll sell just as good. I'd love black, if they feel adventurous enough I'd buy a PS1 style gray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ps3freak18 View Post
    I thought this would be a fun little subject to discuss. I know consoles have always been plastic, I'm just wondering what everyone would think about possibly an aluminum design. I'm not really for it or against it but I just wondering if they might step away from the plastic this time. What are your thoughts? Most home entertainment devices feature aluminum in some sort but consoles never have. I've always thought that was a bit odd. I guess plastic cost less but what do you guys think. Of course there would be some plastic on it.


    this is a great thread and the aluminium casing suggestion is one I would opt for

    aesthetics in my opinion is and will be a massive factor (as well as functionality)
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    I just want a badass looking console like the 60gb PS3, Would be disappointed if they came at us with a poor looking console like the slims.

    Would be up for an aluminum case!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ps3freak18 View Post
    I thought this would be a fun little subject to discuss. I know consoles have always been plastic, I'm just wondering what everyone would think about possibly an aluminum design. I'm not really for it or against it but I just wondering if they might step away from the plastic this time. What are your thoughts? Most home entertainment devices feature aluminum in some sort but consoles never have. I've always thought that was a bit odd. I guess plastic cost less but what do you guys think. Of course there would be some plastic on it.
    Jack Tretton said its a "plastic box"
    Not only would it e more expensive, it would also be heavier and heat up quicker
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    Plastic case anyday..

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    Quote Originally Posted by itachi73378 View Post
    Jack Tretton said its a "plastic box"
    Not only would it e more expensive, it would also be heavier and heat up quicker
    It would be heavier yes but they make micro cases for PCs. They are a tad bigger than a console. Unless things are jammed packed in there they are fine with heat. I really don't care if the case is plastic or not. With the configuration of the console likely being very compact on the inside they could get away with aluminum. I doubt it will happen just more of a what if scenario. I really wouldn't be opposed to it.


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    A deep red matte console would be awesome. Aluminium(this is the correct spelling) is too shiny and distracting, remember the controller lights will be reflecting off it.
    Maths is biased! It keeps telling me the PS4 is 50% more powerful than XboxOne!
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    I'd rather they skimp on the case and invest in some decent solder and thermal paste instead.


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    Rather not. That would be more expensive even if the price any went up a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by victorijapoosp View Post
    A deep red matte console would be awesome. Aluminium(this is the correct spelling) is too shiny and distracting, remember the controller lights will be reflecting off it.
    Lol I knew that. Mental error.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ps3freak18 View Post
    Lol I knew that. Mental error.
    I apologise for being a $#@! and bringing it up, it's just one of my pet peeves
    Maths is biased! It keeps telling me the PS4 is 50% more powerful than XboxOne!
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    Quote Originally Posted by victorijapoosp View Post
    I apologise for being a $#@! and bringing it up, it's just one of my pet peeves
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    Wouldnt mind but Aluminium is too expensive, just check PC cases and see.

    Quote Originally Posted by shepard View Post
    My gaming area is carpeted, and I'd rather not shock myself everytime I touch the console
    That is what the earth/ground wire is for. which is another reason why plastic is used. Double insuulated, no need for earth/ground wires on the casing so safer and saves money.
    Last edited by keefy; 04-09-2013 at 22:35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    Wouldnt mind but Aluminium is too expensive, just check PC cases and see.



    That is what the earth/ground wire is for. which is another reason why plastic is used. Double insuulated, no need for earth/ground wires on the casing so safer and saves money.
    Great point.


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    Personally, I'm hoping for a cardboard box held together with duct tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefein View Post
    Personally, I'm hoping for a cardboard box held together with duct tape.
    PS4: The MacGyver edition.
    I would buy the $#@! out of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefein View Post
    Personally, I'm hoping for a cardboard box held together with duct tape.
    Lol you saw that concept to huh?


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    aluminium bends easy. plastic is much stronger and cheaper then aluminium

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    Aluminium is costly to work with and easy to break. Apple is the only real big technology company to work with the stuff and even then we pay for it.

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    I am hoping they remain plastic as that is the easiest and best way to have colored consoles. I really hope they release the PlayStation 4 in a few different colors (Silver, White, Black) as I LOVE white consoles. I currently own a white PS3 super slim, and am buying a slim, white PS2 off a friend fairly soon. I think it'd be weird to have a metal PS4 beside them, or a black one (aka the 'Black Sheep', get it ? hehe puns)
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolguy View Post
    aluminium bends easy. plastic is much stronger and cheaper then aluminium
    Quote Originally Posted by Jabjabs View Post
    Aluminium is costly to work with and easy to break. Apple is the only real big technology company to work with the stuff and even then we pay for it.
    Aluminium bends, Plastic break/cracks. They both have their own set of strengths and weaknesses, but I agree that plastic would be the ideal choice from a pricing standpoint.

    Also, Apple is far from the only big tech company that uses aluminum when manufacturing their product line....
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