Colorware offers MacBook Air custom paintjobs
Pimp my Mac
US electronics respray firm Colorware has picked up where Apple left off and begun offering MacBook Air owners custom paintjobs for the laptop.
Apple currently only offers the machine, which starts at £1200 in the UK, in silver. However, Colorware has stepped into the void by offering a service that allows you to own the Air in any number of shades, including blue, black, red and orange.
Colorware's MacBook Air respray service has numerous shades on offer
You can also opt for a metallic shade, such as carbon, and choose to have various parts of the machine, such as its Apple logo or palm rest, shaded in different colours.
If you’re a little uneasy about putting your MacBook Air into a manila envelope and posting it off to pastures unknown, then you can always opt to buy a brand new machine directly from Colorware.
The service is available through Colorware’s US website. Only US-based customers can send in their Air for a respray, which costs $500 (£250/€295), but if you opt to buy the machine directly from the company then it’ll set you back at least $2500 (£1250/€1500). A paint job takes about three to four weeks in total.
Colorware already has a history of colour coding other Apple products. It will paint your iPhone’s casing, whilst also offering a service to respray a Mac Mini and iMac fourth generation.
All this negativity re Macs
If anyone went to the Colourware website they'd see that they'll paint IBM PC's (they have pics of them too!) and their clones.
I use a Compaq/HP PC at work (Compaq/HP) which runs quite well. I use a Mac at home because I needed to learn the OS to advise my educational colleagues who are Mac mad (worse than the PC people who write here!) on how to use the things because my employer insists on giving employees 'choice' when it comes to computer platforms. I find that the Mac actually is more stable than the PC in that it doesn't crash as often as my PC does even though the PC is newer, and for home use, the Mac has everything I want. I use MS Office on both and so can exchange documents between the two without a problem. I can also run XP when I need to for the odd (usually very odd) program that isn't available for Mac.
To get back to the subject of the article, if this company had a British branch, I'd send them a PC if I had one to have it painted if only to give it a little individuality.
blah blah blah
It's expensive, it's slow, it's light, it's heavy, it's got windows, it runs Linux...
Who cares? At what point did the article denounce anything, it said you can get a Macbook Air in a different colour if you want.... great, customisation is in.
If it bothers you so much, why read the article, it's fairly obviously about a Macbook Air....
It came with Vista Business & XP Pro, Vista got wiped immediately (I do feel slightly dirty for MS having gotten an extra bit of cash for an OS that will never be installed).
XP & Ubuntu were installed leaving plenty of space left for a partition to be shared between the two.