DIY Mac paint

Summary:If Apple doesn't offer a Mac or iPod in a color you like, there is a solution: paint it. Not yourself of course, that'd be far too much trouble. Instead leave it to paint professionals like the folks at ColorWare.

ColorWare MacBooks

Many people responded positively to Apple's latest PRODUCT (RED) iPod nano and further rumors that Apple may release other products in (RED) to support the cause. Customers are becoming optimistic that the return of multi-colored nanos on 12 October could signal that Apple is again going to release more colored enclosures.

While I'm not in a big hurry to return to the Strawberry and Tangerine days of yore (although I still like Sage and Ruby) I like the fact that Apple offers black and white MacBooks and that they're experimenting with color again in iPods.

If Apple doesn't offer a Mac or iPod in a color you like, there is a solution: paint it. Not yourself of course, that'd be far too much trouble. Instead leave it to paint professionals like the folks at ColorWare.

They offer brand-new MacBooks in 28 colors (including Fusion, Colbalt and Jade, pictured) for US$1749 (1.83GHz, 512MB RAM, 60GB, Combo) which is a US$650 premium over the same machine directly from Apple.

If you prefer that they pimp your existing ride, they can do that too. Painting a 13.3-inch MacBook will set you back US$449. The same fee applies to painting a MacBook Pro (both sizes), Aluminum PowerBook G4s (all three sizes), and 17, 20 and 24-inch iMacs. The company doesn't paint Titanium PowerBooks though.

ColorWare can paint almost anything and even if you're not a potential customer for the (somewhat pricy) service, it's worth a trip to their Web site to drool at all the color options.

Topics: Apple

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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