Color me Mac Mini

Count me among those who hoped the new Mac Mini would come with iPod Nano-style color options. Alas, no, but Computer Choppers already has a perfect third-party spray shop up and running for the newest models.
. For those who don't know, anodizing is a scratch resistant finish applied to aluminum that comes standard on most Apple computers. The only problem is, they don't offer this finish in different colors. So to fix that problem, we now offer anodizing in a rainbow of colors and styles. Similar to plating, anodizing can be finished in a flat, brushed, or a polished look designed to make any color you choose stand out of the crowd.
So the important part--making sure the paint job is accurate and has that distinctive surface texture--is taken care of. Unfortunately, it's very expensive: $200, a third of the machine's original price! Add some color to your Mac products [CC via Technabob]

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7 Responses to Color me Mac Mini

  1. muteboy says:

    Alternatively, for just a few dollars:

  2. mdh says:

    It needs spinners.

  3. Halloween Jack says:

    If you’re going to have a hot pink Mini, why not go all the way and glue Swarovski crystals all over it?

  4. Nur says:

    That’s still $100 less than getting the black Macbook instead of the white one ;).

    That’s a lot of work to get your Mac Mini coloured but it’s an expensive process and something’s got to give. As I understood the Mac Mini is selling extremely well as a computer you can hide away and use to control things – it’s massive in Vegas, I believe – so painting the ones that are being used in datacentres as compact, cost effective servers and as hidden away, headless control units seems to be an unneeded luxury.

  5. kaiza says:

    Anodizing is technically not paint. You’re actually adding pigment either under or into microscopic pits in the protective aluminium oxide layer. Anodizing also increases the thickness of the oxide layer, hence why it is scratch resistant.

  6. Daemon says:

    From this I learn that Mac fans do not understand the concept of paint.

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