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Quality hardware, is worth the extra cost.
All too often I see business people with flimsy plastic laptops that are cracked, have loose hinges, and provide little or no radiation shielding. Computer hardware, is just like quality tool for any trade. You want something that can survive some bumps and scrapes. You want something that is somewhat dirt and moisture resistant. Try to avoid consumer level components that are designed to fail or be tossed away after a few years. Would you buy the cheapest car to represent yourself and to rely on? No, I doubt it. Ultrabook design solves the three biggest weaknesses of consumer marketed hardware: 1)-Little or no radiation protection and low structural integrity; a metal frame and case solves all that. 2)-Delicate data storage hardware means a serious liability to you and your company, SSD solves that. 3)Bad designs that allow dirt and dust to enter the system, or relying on fans instead of metal heat sinking for critical component cooling as in a plastic case design. Not to mention unnecessary hardware, heavy clumsy cases, and notoriously short battery life as is found in consumer designed equipment.