08-14-2012 10:10 PM
what is the material of the t430/530 covers?i heard alot of horror stories about how easy scratches are for the previous gen so i need some clarification before i take the plunge.
08-14-2012 10:16 PM
08-15-2012 12:22 AM
I have yet to see a laptop that doesn't have scratches on its cover. Consider covering the machine in some kind of clear vinyl if it bothers you. 3M makes some good protectors, so I'd contact them.
08-15-2012 07:22 AM
The T530 is made of
Carbon-fi ber / Glass-fi ber hybrid;
Glass-fi ber reinforced plastic without paint
You can find all the discriptions here on the psrefs link below:
08-15-2012 09:27 AM - edited 08-15-2012 09:42 AM
Here is a link to the product detail page that has a video tour showing the T530. The T530 meets military specs for toughness.
Hope this helps you make an informed decision. It would probably have to be made from titanium to be completely scratch "proof".
08-15-2012 02:08 PM - edited 08-15-2012 02:09 PM
Whilst passing my local Rolls Royce dealer the other day I noticed, while they were driving a new model out of the showroom, that it had a scratch within the paintwork upon it's rear quarter panel. As I was carrying my laptop (T410s, 2 years old) in my Haliburton Laptop Case at that time, I immediately opened said case and examined my computer. No scratches! This goes to prove that beyond any doubt, Lenovo's finish is better than that of a Rolls Royce within a properly protected area.