ColorWare Treats New MacBook Air To Gaudy Colors

Posted: Nov 24 2010, 8:04am CST | by , in News | Notebooks and PCs

ColorWare Treats New MacBook Air to Gaudy Colors
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Painted MacBook Air anyone?

For the most part, I have always thought that coloring your computer was strange. I guess computer enthusiasts are just like car guys though and want their rig to stand out so custom colors are understandable. If you are a Mac fan that wants your shiny new Air to stand out ColorWare will paint the thing for you.

You can pick from any of a palate of colors that tickle your fancy and go as gaudy or subdued as your want. The company will paint the lid, logo, screen surround, keyboard, hinge, and bottom all different colors if you are so inclined. I think the rig looks cool in I4U green.

You can also get a Magic Mouse or a Superdrive painted to match if you need other accessories as well. Typically, you can either buy a machine directly from ColorWare pre-painted to your specifications or you can ship your own device in for paint.

In the case of the new MacBook Air machines it appears that you can only buy directly from ColorWare with paint already done. The lead time is about three weeks according to the site. An 11-inch 64GB Air painted however you want will set you back $1840. Jump up to the 128GB 11-inch version and you are looking at $2070. Both of those machines have 1.4GHz CPUs and 2GB of RAM.

If you want the larger 13.3-inch Air the 128GB version will cost you $2170 and the 256GB version is $2470. Both of those machines have 2GB of RAM and a 1.86GHz processor. The only caveat other than picking ugly colors is that the Apple logo loses the backlit when you paint it. You can get gloss paint or soft touch colors for an extra $25. Basic color options include solid colors, metallics, and pearls. The mouse pad on the machine isn't painted.

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