LAS VEGAS (Jan. 31, 3:25 p.m. ET) — Designers continue to use materials, including plastics, in creative ways as they pursue cost-effective, customer-grabbing appearances for personal computers. "Some non-plastics material is harder to work" and may involve complex and costly casting and curing processes. Notebook vendors will continue to use plastic in mid- and low-end products, one expert said.
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