DIY Mac paint

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.

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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.

Topic: Apple

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  • Core 2 Duo MacBook Pros

    The colors arent that bad looking, as a matter of fact, they are pretty sweet. But not $400+ sweet. I guess that is more for the color obsessed, have alot of cash to throw away type people. Now enough said about this color thing. My real question is, now that the month of October is comming to a climax, is there any new news about Apple releasing the Core 2 Duo MacBook Pros?
    mikezander
  • colorware

    Colorware's paint process is gorgeous, but weigh your decision
    carefully. If hardware problems develop, things get
    cumbersome. Our MacBook Pro took 3 trips to Colorware to get
    right. The first time, the battery came back swollen (recall
    announced while it was in transit). Likely as a result, a
    keyboard/logic board problem developed. Colorware repaired,
    but after round 2, the backlight was out. Finally ok after round
    3. They stood behind warranty, but took months and over $200
    in shipping and insurance cost at our expense.
    Nubo
  • Color me suspicious

    It is truly astounding how accurately the reflections on the three
    examples shown match each other. How the photographer got
    them so perfectly aligned with each other is truly an amazing
    feat. Ditto other examples from the website.

    Personally, before I shell out that kind of money for a paint job, I
    want to see an example of what I am going to get. Finish quality
    is everything here, and I want a true and accurate example of
    what is being sold, not an Apple publicity photo which has been
    colorized in Photoshop.

    Not that I would accuse anybody...
    robmacleay
    • Agreed. Check the web site.

      NT
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