casing / housing

cured

Member
Hello,

what do we call the outside, plastic part of the computer?

In a dictionary I found many words like "casing, housing, box, case" but I don't know which one is correct in this case.
 
  • tochinaandbach

    Member
    English - England
    I'd use "casing". "Box" and "case" could be misleading, and "housing" sounds odd to me. Hope this helps.
    ie. The casing of the computer
     

    panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Case/box seem natural to me.

    I think of more complicated bits of machinery having a casing or a housing ... a gearbox, an engine, that kind of thing.
     
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