I thought the Macbook was cut from a solid piece of aluminum

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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  2. PeterQC macrumors 6502a

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    They are. Why did you just made a useless thread?
     
  3. plinden macrumors 68040

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    They are not. The top part, which includes all the underlying structure that holds the electronics in place, is cut from a solid block. The base is a separate piece. You need some way of getting to the inside to actually build the computery (technical term) bits.
     
  4. Skeletal-dæmon macrumors 6502

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    It was cut from one piece, then cut into three (case, palmrest and lid). The Case is then hollowed out, the palmrest drilled for the keys, grilles (MBP) and touch pad. The lid is also hollowed out, then machined into its curved shape.

    Quod erat demonstrandum.
     
  5. intel macrumors regular

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    You guys are so totally wrong wrong wrong. You should watch the video and like the other guy said, don't start a useless thread. only the palm rest is one piece bcs it provides the whole structure of the laptop. Everything elese is built seprately. Watch the podcast if you have doubts. stop wasting everybodies time.
     
  6. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    The MB was cut from a solid piece of aluminum. It was cut from scraps of aluminum. Anyway, enough on the word play. The MB has 4 main structural parts. Palmrest (chassis) area, the bottom plates (x2), and the LCD. Apple is saying the palmrest area is entirely one piece of aluminum which is the core of the entire structure.
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The main structure is made from one piece of aluminium; you can't possible expect that the whole computer would be from one piece—how would you fit the components in?
     
  8. 63dot macrumors 603

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    I thought it was cut from a sheet of ice with a chainsaw. I saw that once, ice sculpture.
     

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  10. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    5 seconds of thought would have answered this for you OP.

    -The case is cut from blocks of aluminum as opposed to pressed sheets.
     

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