Colourware MacBook Pro's

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wasimyaqoob, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. wasimyaqoob macrumors 6502a

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    This is amazing,

    I was going to order a new MacBook Pro from Apple, however I came across this website on MacForums and I decided I'm gonna have to get one of these.

    http://www.colorwarepc.com/products/

    Imagine sitting in your local Starbucks with your Ferrari Red MacBook Pro :)

    Its not really too expensive either, I think its amazing!

    The technique of painting/coating seems very good, and they have ensured there is no discolourment of years to come.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Personally I'd not get one coloured, but it's your money.
     
  3. wasimyaqoob thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I quite like some of the colours, but I hate the fact the trackpad and keyboard are still white/black/silver. I think it looks really bad. If it was all the same colour that would be much more tempting.
     
  5. NewSc2 macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't get a red Macbook Pro. I might consider getting a colored Macbook, or a Black macbook pro, but at the prices they're asking, I'd rather have $600 in my pocket...

    btw, why does the service cost $449 when you provide the laptop, and $649 when you buy the Macbook/pro from them?
     
  6. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I would be tempted too if it was all coloured.
    But as is, I think it looks awful.
     
  7. wasimyaqoob thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah that is true, if it was all coloured - would like MUCH nicer
     
  8. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    I'd call $650 pretty damn expensive for a computer paint job.
     
  9. dcv macrumors G3

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    What happens when there's a battery recall? You end up with a silver corner? :D
     
  10. wasimyaqoob thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe you send the battery back to the Colourware company, they ship you a new one with colour on it!
     
  11. bartelby macrumors Core

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    It's underneath!

    Besides, it'll match the keyboard and trackpad.:)
     
  12. wasimyaqoob thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just spoke to Colourware on the phone about Apple Warranty, and Apple will not accept warranty no longer as Colourware has modified it and Apple/AppleCare do not do this. So if you decide to buy one of these laptops, your Apple Warranty will be VOID!
     
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  14. wasimyaqoob thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah so was i, i really wanted one of these Colour MacBook Pro's!

    However, Colorware offer their own warranty and 1 year additional warranty for $249.
     
  15. NewSc2 macrumors 65816

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    So an extra $900 for a 2 year warranty + color? ehh... I'll pass.
     
  16. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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  17. xPismo macrumors 6502a

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    Hey I like that, but your link dosn't work. As for colorware, not my bag. I think they look tacky. Although at one point I thought about a green one.
     
  18. cherfizzle macrumors regular

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    OMG those things are so cool ha ha.
    i might send my imac in to get colored!
     
  19. register macrumors newbie

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    I think I'd kill myself before I bought a laptop with the intention of flashing it around a coffee house.
    The coloured versions look disgusting. The black looks neutral enough to be passable. But I couldn't bring myself to get a custom paint job on a laptop at the risk of looking like someone who cared enough to give their laptop a custom paint job.
     
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  22. Gosh macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm! I don't think you need to do anything to a MacBook Pro - they look so cool in aluminium.

    Your choice, but long term the metalic candy/apple colour might be better to live with and looks closer to the Red Nano.

    Have to say the Techno Blue looks damn good on a MacBook!
     
  23. MacAnkka macrumors regular

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    Some of the colours are nice, but the lack of apple care and the high premium you have to pay (makes the macbook vs blackbook price difference seem quite small...) are pretty big downsides.

    macstyles.com seems quite interesting, though...
     

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