A new company called NVousPC
is capitalizing on the custom-designed laptops trend. Since laptops have become just as much a fashion accessory as they are a tool for getting work done, NVousPC lets you customize your laptop's look...totally & completely, both inside and out. The panels of the laptop can be painted any color with paint that rivals that which is used on luxury cars. In addition to custom paint jobs, the panels can be adorned with uploaded images that can be plastered on the lid. Customers get to work with a designer, one-on-one, to perfect the look and approve the final design.
You can either customize your current notebook or purchase one of NVousPC's laptops. There is the 14.1-inch Mercury and the 15.4-inch Ether notebooks that carry a minimum 1GB of RAM and offer options like the Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 processor, choice of hard drive, Bluetooth modules, optical drives, Windows Vista, and more. The Mercury starts at $1,099, and the Ether at $999, and the price for custom design is $186 and up. If you want a customized look for your notebook, but don't have the design skills to create one, NVousPC also has a line of pre-customized laptops featuring some nice designs
. The president & co-founder of NVousPC, Oscar Zapata, is a former Alienware product development engineer. He left Alienware a week before the Dell buyout. (Via Crave