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Pink Laptop Skin

Updated on February 18, 2010

The pink laptop solution, laptop skins

I recently had an adventure in pink laptops looking for a suitable one for my very grown up 7 year old niece. I too want and need a laptop and while looking on her behalf I got to wanting my laptop to be pink too. For me a pink laptop skin is the best solution for a number of reasons.

My husband is the technical guy in the family and services all the family computers, and will do so with my laptop too. He has his requirements for my laptop and they don't include fashionability. Men right? They just don't understand female fashion. How the right pair of shoes with that out fit is a must, like I want to wear sneakers with my black velvet dress! I digress, the point is that visual appeal need not compromise functionality, not with a computer anyway.

With laptop skins I can get the laptop with the specifications my man wants for me and I can make it pretty too. I do trust his understanding of technology and know he will make sure my laptop is a dream to use. I need not worry as the choice of skins will mean my laptop is a dream to use and show off.

Laptop Skins, making the choice

The first thing I noticed when looking for laptop skins was that many of them are sold as being specific to a make and model of laptop. My first thought was on how to know which make and model to search for. If I want to help you find one you love I need to know information I simply cannot predict. I tried looking at the nicest ones (to my taste anyway) from a range of manufacturers. 

An example is this GelaSkins for 17 inch PC and Mac laptops, this should cover a range and actually is one I have my eye on. I really like how pulling out a machine at the local WiFi coffee shop will catch peoples eye. I think that it shows a bit of personality. It's like saying, 'hey, this is me!'. 

I started reading as many reviews and comments on these skins and found both a problem and its solution. The complaint was that with a few of them they are made to shape around the hinges of the laptop. If the skin is not in the shape at that end it can wrinkle and look shabby. 

I then went on to read the stories of people who had used a craft knife to trim their skin. The over all impression was that trimming it solves the problem of wrinkling at the hinge. I imagine that the end result may not go all the way to the edge of the hinge but stops as a straight line close to the hinge instead. I expect that being able to trim a straight line would be enough to keep the look and feel a sharp and made to order one.

The advantages with Laptop Skins

It is reasonable to me that the reason for buying a laptop skin is the look it creates. I even learned of potential problems and how to solve/avoid them. What I did not realize that makes buying one even more attractive is the additional benefits.

The technical details for these skins is pretty impressive. The basic advantage of having a laptop skin on is that they prevent scratching and other abrasions. They can add a bit of waterproofing to your machine just in case the outer gets spilled on or wet somehow.

With the GelaSkin designs they also boast an anti-UV coating. Overheating a computer or laptop is never good. The other thing to think about is that they do not leave a sticky residue so you can remove and change skins when ever  you like!

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      kirstenblog 8 years ago from London UK

      timeread, I do know that there are companies that will let you use your choice of picture. You have just given me a bit of homework :)

      I will see if I can find a link to a company that does let you use your own picture, what a cool idea!

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      timeread 8 years ago

      Do you know if you can get your own pictures made?

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      Andrea 8 years ago from Italy

      Pink is definitely not my colour, but I've found some good ideas for other skins. And your definitely right, they give some good protection to our laptop. Thumbs up. :)

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      Micky Dee 8 years ago

      Great advice. Great hub.