[citation][nom]fiberEngineer[/nom]@teh_chemit all depends upon the composition of resin and fiber layup, if you want durability you could use a resin with better elastic properties and align the fiber direction along the direction of deflection you could also apply a layup which would accommodate more deflectionCFRP really is only a higher performing version of GFRP (fiber glass) and if you ever used a fiber glass fishing rod you would know these things can really take abuse, in some cases more so then metal yet will revert back to their original condition with minimal distortionCFRP is not any more fragile than metal if engineered correctly[/citation]
Ah, that's good to know. Unfortunately experience with carbon-fiber bikes is the opposite. Where, say, a metal fork assembly would bend and at least still be usable, CF tend to catastrophically snap.
[citation][nom]wildwell[/nom]Apple's aluminum look is getting dated, I could see a refreshed design on the horizon.[/citation]
I wouldn't hold out for that. They've had the same design concept since 2003 with the aluminum powerbook G4. We're coming on a DECADE of the same exact concept with a few tiny differences. It got thinner, the screen edges are black, the keys are black, uses a unibody. Tada!