Make your own (RED) MacBook Pro

Make your own (RED) MacBook Pro

Summary: After Friday's launch of the (PRODUCT) RED iPod nano to benefit The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, there are some rumblings that Apple may extend the program to include other products as well.

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Speck SeeThru Hard Case
After Friday's launch of the (PRODUCT) RED iPod nano to benefit The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, there are some rumblings that Apple may extend the program to include other products as well.

Think Secret reports that Apple may be considering creating a red MacBook and iMac to support the cause.  

Sources have reported that Mr. Jobs and Bono have discussed bringing a (RED) iMac and (RED) MacBook to market, as well.  

It's more likely that Apple would issue a red MacBook (non-Pro) because its polycarbonate shell is easier to color than aluminum. The MacBook currently comes in either black or white and the addtion of red wouldn't be a big change.

On the other hand, Apple just released a slew of iPod nano colors, including the (PRODUCT) RED model, so in theory Apple could just as easily anodize the MacBook Pro's aluminum enclosure in red.

I would definitely consider a red nano if I hadn't just have purchased a black one, but I don't know if I would buy a red MacBook Pro. Although it's a great cause I'm not a huge fan of red as a color and a fire-engine red MacBook Pro might grate on my nerves after a while.

If you like red, you may want to consider the new SeeThru hard shell (pictured) for the 15-inch MacBook Pro (US$40) from Speck Products instead. SeeThru MacBook Pro cases are made of translucent hard plastic and come in either clear or red - although not that (RED). Then you can donate some money to the AIDS charity of your choice to show your support - and you can remove the red shell if it gives you a headache.

SeeThru hard shells are only available for the MBP currently, Speck mentions that they will be available for the MacBook 13-inch "soon."

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  • Not exactly a (RED) Macbook Pro

    Isn't this missing the point? Making your own (RED) Macbook Pro is like illegally downloading "We Are The World." This is just a red MBP, not a (RED) MBP, unless you donate money for AIDS relief.
    PhlipperB
    • Not trying to game the system

      PhlipperB -

      The point of my article wasn't to game the system or to be a poser.

      Red MBP's aren't available right now, which is why I suggested the red colored shell and a donation to an AIDS charity.

      Other have suggested having ColorWare paint your MBP red, but it's a little pricey at US$450 IMHO.

      http://www.colorwarepc.com/

      - Jason
      Jason D. O'Grady
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    nightman45
  • Other options

    Aren't there a bunch of companies out there that will paint your MacBook or iPod in any color you'd like (or laser etch your metal PowerBook)? Why settle for red when you can have hot pink?
    tic swayback
    • Colorware will paint anything

      Colorware will paint your MBP/MacBook/iPod or iMac any color for $450.
      http://www.colorwarepc.com/products/apple_services.aspx

      They also sell pre-painted Mac gear too...

      - Jason
      Jason D. O'Grady
  • Question: SeeThru hard shells and heating

    Doesn't covering a MacBook Pro with this kind of protection harder for the computer to keep itself cool, or it makes it easier with more material around to dissipate heat?
    Lex-G
  • RE: Make your own (RED) MacBook Pro

    By make you mean buy it right?
    I got my yellow case at http://www.mymacbookcase.com

    I dont know if it fights aids, but i know it fights scratches and dents
    hackia138@...
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