Yeah this is ugly.

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  1. gekko513 macrumors 603

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  2. Lacero macrumors 604

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    [​IMG]

    This one is my favorite.

    This is a neat technique for personalization, although you can say goodbye to resale value.


    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I love that painting!

    I think this looks really good! And since I never plan on selling my PB...

    [​IMG]

    I wonder how "strong" it is though.. I bet it looks ****** half rubbed off.
     
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4

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  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    My thoughts exactly.

    Although, if you really, really wanted a laptop that stands out- this seems to be a good way to go! :)
     
  6. dcv macrumors G3

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    :eek: Sacrilege!!!

    Why oh why would anyone deface a beautiful notebook like that?
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    It's really defacement?

    A boring silver face is beautiful?

    Seriously?
     
  8. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    How many PowerBooks do these people have?? :eek:

    The plum blossoms look neat, though.

    The NeXt logo.. not so much. :)
     
  9. iGav macrumors G3

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    I agree... perfect for the wanky designer like myself. :D

    Though I do have to say, the whole vector outline thing is everyf**kin'where in design at the moment.
     
  10. dali macrumors member

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    I buy apple of the tight design, wouldn't screw it up with something like this...
     
  11. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Second that..
     
  12. Tel macrumors regular

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    I'd get something like that done to the Powerbook I will one day own. It would probably take me ages to choose a design though, I'd want something very cool.
     
  13. Lacero macrumors 604

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    The extent of my PowerBook personalization has been putting stamps from places I have travelled with my PB. So far, I've covered 1/4 of the lid. :D

    Makes a nice memento. A little rubbing alcohol should clean it up nicely should I decide to sell.


    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
  14. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    Why the bad comments, people? There was some guy on AF who had a Chinese dragon on his (that was about to eat the apple :p), which I thought was übercool. But, then again, I'm the guy who's planning on buying an IceBook just to do a custom paint job :p
     
  15. mouchoir macrumors 6502a

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    You think so? (he asks, hiding the piece of vector artwork he is working on behind another window...)
     
  16. buryyourbrideau macrumors 65816

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    If doing something like that did not cost a whole heap of money for a poor college student like myself then I would totally do it
     
  17. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Perhaps I can get my PB repainted a nice metallic red..
     
  18. sk3pt1c macrumors 6502a

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    woooooooooooooooooo
    i still haven't got my powerbook delivered and i want to do that to it!!!!!!!!!
    where? how? how long does it take?
    how much?

    it ROCKS!!!!!
     
  19. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    My girlfriend was looking into it for a while for her 15" PB. Her family is irish and she wanted to get a celtic knot pattern all around the apple symbol. She found a picture on the web that was really cool and the guys who do this were very helpful and worked with her for a while, but in the end she didn't do it. She couldn't justify the cost, for the pattern she picked it would have cost over $200 dollars. The cost all depends on the intricacy and size of the pattern you want etched. She might end up doing it some day, but as we are both in college and don't have a ton of money, it wasn't worth it at the moment.

    And just to clear things up for some people, it is not actually printed on the PB case, they take a thousands of an inch of aluminum off the casing so there is no worry of the pattern "rubbing off".
     
  20. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Eh, I think the PBs look incredible as is and wouldn't get this done on my own. But it seems like nowadays, it's all the rage to set yourself apart somehow... and there are tackier ways to go about it than an elegant laser etching on your PB.

    The blossoms are quite pretty.
     
  21. eva01 macrumors 601

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    I want to have sakura flowers on my powerbook T____T
     
  22. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    I think this is really cool. Kinda like a tattoo. Its art.
     
  23. sk3pt1c macrumors 6502a

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    is too!!!!
    does anyone know who does it and where?
    is there anything like that in the uk?
    come on guys, tell me!! :)
     
  24. Apple macrumors 6502

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    Pretty awesome although I couldnt do it because I don't have a powerbook.
     

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