The structure of California uses a production process called Aluminum Extrusion. Aluminum Extrusion is a process that allows flexibility in exterior metal shaping, especially in metal curving and bending. Metal shaping can often make product quality control difficult to manage, therefore this process was normally only used in smaller products like USBs and iPod Shuffles. The biggest break through from PEGA D&E in California is utilizing the Aluminum Extrusion in the laptop exterior making.
By using Aluminum Extrusion, PEGA D&E is able to create a one piece structure that curves the front and back side of the laptop; without the weld line on both sides of the laptop, it not only makes the surface smooth and clean but also gives an enjoyable touch when carrying the laptop. Another advantage of Aluminum Extrusion is the strong metal shelling which reduces damage from collisions.
One of the most convenient features of California is the drawer like hardware installment design; the hardware of this laptop can be disassembled from the side like pulling out a drawer. Traditional laptop hardware installment usually requires a hassle just to disassemble the laptop; for example, screwdrivers, connecting lines and small pieces of clutches. California allows the users to remove and add in new hardware without trouble.
California is a new milestone in laptop technology, with the great convenience that allows users to upgrade their laptop easily. This could lead to new ways of thinking for designers and manufacturers as individual, personalized hardware that users can install by themselves becomes a reality.