A lot of computer makers are coming out with colored computers. It's been a relatively new trend in mobile computing although makers of other mobile products jumped on the color bandwagon long ago. People like to have things that they can use as accessories as well as communication and computing devices. I'm not sure why computer makers haven't done it sooner, it's sure caught on in the cell phone world. But what are you to do if you already have a computer and can't afford a new one. Are you stuck with that black or grey laptop you have? Well, no, you have a couple of options. You can get a computer "skin" a plastic sheet that is made for your computer and molds to it so that it looks like as though it were part of your computer. The other thing you can do is look for a laptop bag in the color you want.

Let's say you want a pink laptop well you can look and see that a lot of the major makers are putting out laptops in color, pink seems to be popular. I'd imagine it's more popular with women than with men but you never know. Some men wear pink but I don't know if they'd want a pink laptop. First you need to know exactly what make and model laptop skin you have. Then simply do a search for laptops skins. Not only do they come in simple colors they also come in designs, or sports logos, pretty much something for everyone. Once your skin is on it will look like a part of the laptop. They usually only cover the top though, so they aren't a perfect solution.

Laptop Bags aren't a perfect solution either, but you can get them in any color of the rainbow, and even if you get a new computer you still have a bag in a color you like. A lot of the makers of purses also make laptop bags. You can get them in leather or cloth, they can look just like a purse or even a briefcase. The messenger bag look is popular. You can even find them by camping manufacturers. Companies that make backpacks for camping also make laptop bags. You can even find Gucci Laptop bags.

If you're feeling really adventurous you can do what some people do and paint your laptop! I certainly wouldn't recommend it, but I've seen it done. There are some companies out there that will do it for between $100 and $200. It looks pretty good, like it was the way the computer was made. Believe it or not there's a place on the web that will plate your laptop with precious metals. That's right you can get a gold plated laptop. Of course at the price it costs to do it you could by 5 top of the line laptops.

So there's your options if you don' want to go out and get a new pink laptop but you want your laptop to look pink. Some of the options are cheap, some are much more expensive, approaching the cost of a new laptop so I don't really see what the benefit is. If you can afford a gold plated laptop, then you could get a new one, right? I guess it all depends on how far you want to go for a colored laptop.