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Maticks
16th May 2005, 01:42 AM
This was so very wrong when i saw it, but i thought it was worth sharing.
Though for some it might be a bit of a change from silver.

http://www.colorwarepc.com/content.aspx?id=20
A list of all the colours is at the bottom of the page.

oohh you think it stops their WRONG.
maybe a imac g5 http://www.colorwarepc.com/content.aspx?id=34

mac mini http://www.colorwarepc.com/products/select_macminib.aspx
even ibooks http://www.colorwarepc.com/content.aspx?id=19

saying that how would apple react when you take it into a service centre.
its half tempting to get a power puff pink one just to take it into a service centre and take a photo of the staff members faces. :)

mac_man_luke
16th May 2005, 01:49 AM
I love the black powerbook and imac!!

suryo
16th May 2005, 02:12 AM
I really like them. I'm sure the glossy lacquer would scratch pretty easily though. They're also insanely expensive.

Kuma
16th May 2005, 07:22 AM
I can't find on their website how they do it.... but I expect its powder coated...

as to its toughness


Why powder coat?

Powder coating produces a high specification coating which is relatively hard, abrasion resistant (depending on the specification) and tough. Thin powder coatings can be bent but this is not recommended for exterior applications.

The choice of colours and finishes is almost limitless, if you have the time and money to have the powder produced by the powder manufacturer.

Powder coatings can be applied over a wide range of thickness. The new Australian Standard, "AS/NZS 4506 - Thermoset powder coatings", will recommend 25 micron minimum for mild interior applications and up to 60 micron minimum for exterior applications. Care must be exercised when quoting minimum thickness because some powder will not give "coverage" below 60 or even 80 micron. "Coverage" is the ability to cover the colour of the metal with the powder. Some of the white colours require about 75 micron to give full "coverage". One of the orange colours must be applied at 80 micron.

Colour matching is quite acceptable batch to batch.

and for more on powder coating

http://www.finishing.com/Library/pennisi/powder.html

mvjs
16th May 2005, 07:47 AM
I hate them, I like the silver design of the powerbooks/mac minis

Quamen
16th May 2005, 08:12 AM
I like them. Nothing wrong with a bit of colour.

Chr1s
16th May 2005, 08:42 AM
It's a good idea, but those colours are -awful-

I prefer the iBooks that have actual designs on them (re some posts made here a few months back about iBook mods), if you're going to change it at all.

Powerbooks are classic in titanium, why anyone would want to change that is beyond me!

geektechnu
16th May 2005, 08:44 AM
They do an iPod that pretty much looks like the U2 edition. :lol:

Wouldn't mind running the Somatic theme on their Envy Green iBook = Somatic iBook.

123
16th May 2005, 05:19 PM
Originally posted by Chr1s@May 16 2005, 08:42 AM
It's a good idea, but those colours are -awful-

I prefer the iBooks that have actual designs on them (re some posts made here a few months back about iBook mods), if you're going to change it at all.

Powerbooks are classic in titanium, why anyone would want to change that is beyond me!
my aluminium powerbook is corroding very slightly where my right palm sits so eventually i might like to look at doing something like this. after my warranty is up though.

tranp
16th May 2005, 05:25 PM
If the keyboards on the black models were also black, they would all be super sexy. :o

adamjc
16th May 2005, 05:28 PM
I personally hate them and quite like the APPLE APPROVED colours. :o)

But everyone to themselves i guess.

mivory
16th May 2005, 06:05 PM
Well I like them. Good on them for being creative, and filling a void. Apple used to make their ibooks and imacs like this not so long ago. Don't dis these ones- they are WAY BETTER than those silly apple design flower power and dalmation iMacs -yuck!

darknight84
16th May 2005, 06:22 PM
I wouldnt mind doing one of those colors to my powerbook the red and blue look nice. They remind me of the Alienware colors of their laptops.

andrewcod
18th May 2005, 10:52 PM
Ah! They're hidious!
I'm currently about to buy an iBook, and the only reason I'd get a Powerbook is because they look nice ;-)
Even PC laptops look better than them

darknight84
18th May 2005, 11:01 PM
Originally posted by Maticks@May 16 2005, 01:42 AM
This was so very wrong when i saw it, but i thought it was worth sharing.

Not wrong but beautiful - some anyway

McMullet
18th May 2005, 11:14 PM
I think they look awful. The colours are all wrong. I wonder if they do custom colours. A white powerbook wouldn't be such a bad idea. That's just me though. Everyone sees beauty differently.