Your Notebook's Looks

Discussion in 'Notebook Cosmetic Modifications and Custom Builds' started by battlecat, Apr 24, 2006.

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Did you...

  1. Buy a sexy, sooo glad you did!!

    58.3%
  2. Buy a sexy, the feeling wore off :(

    8.7%
  3. Buy an ugly, wish you bought a sexy :(

    8.1%
  4. Buy an ugly, still don't give a bleeep!!!

    24.9%
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  1. battlecat

    battlecat Notebook Consultant

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    Hey guys, I'm not sure, but I think this is the right forum for this!

    I'm just wondering...

    1. For the people who thought they would care about the looks of their notebook before they bought it...

    After you got it, are you still happy that you opted for a nicer looking notebook?
    Do the looks continue to make you enjoy using it?

    2. And those of you that bought a notebook, not caring about how it looks, do you wish you had gone for the sexier one you had your heart set on even though it was more costly?


    I'm trying to decide between the ASUS W3J and ASUS Z62J

    You can check out pics from those links.. W3J is more expensive, sexier and more powerful but no webcam...

    G'head and do the poll!! :D
     
  2. otaku

    otaku Notebook Deity

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    Webcame isn't a big deal-I'd get the W3j myself. I have an old ugly dell all black with some gray/silver here and there. Its big and heavy and ugly. Performance wise I was very happy with it and for now I get by with it. I'd like to go boutique next time-my only complaint there is price but you get performance and beauty.
     
  3. Reize

    Reize Notebook Virtuoso

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    I'm getting a mildly sexy and turning it into a regular supermodel.
     
  4. coriolis

    coriolis Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I actually don't mind the looks, but its always nice :p

    With power, looks and size, it pretty much summarized my decision for the V6va :p
     
  5. kidA

    kidA Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    the dell i6000/9300/e1505/etc. (current inspiron design) isn't ugly persay... but it's hardly the sleek goodness of an asus or perhaps a macbookpro17inchbeast ahem. i'm considering a bigfoot custom etched graphic though
     
  6. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    I didn't buy my notebook for looks. I put emphasis more on the internal components (because that is what really matters to the performance-minded). Although, I must say - to me, my notebook looks great, especially with the LCD panel and blue-lit power button:
    http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2594

    Chaz
     
  7. flanken

    flanken Notebook Evangelist NBR Reviewer

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    My last system was very flashy, blue LEDs and the works. My current system is about as dumpy as you can get, and looks straight out of the 90s with the green LEDs, but it's much more professional-looking, and the internal components are what I really care about.
     
  8. MysticGolem

    MysticGolem Asus MVP + NBR Reviewer NBR Reviewer

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    Great thread!, u know this is one thing that is interesting about a notebook.

    Does it look good or not?

    Well if you take the Z63 series, wow they were good looking portable laptops.
    The W3 series was also very good looking.

    However the Z62 series reminds me of a traditional toshiba laptop =\.
    But the big upside about the Z62 series is that they offer amazing value, and they are equipped with DVI and cheaper, customizeable.

    The one thing that I don't like is the audio ports at the front =\.

    Personally i would be hooking up my laptop to speakers, and to have audio cables running around my hands is definately not kool.

    Besides that, you can technically get rid of the ugliness of a laptop by painting, or using vynals.. or w/e else.

    Thanks,

    MysticGolem
     
  9. ericlala

    ericlala Notebook Consultant

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    I would pay 100 more for the v6j cuz that thing is just sex
     
  10. Hellmanns

    Hellmanns Notebook Evangelist

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    Mine is ugly, but I don't care. For what a bargain it is, I can't complain (specs in sig, for about $1199). The appeal of my notebook has grown on me ever since I have been using a Toshiba (I guess I prefer a plain black computer to a silver one).
    When I buy another computer (maybe 2 years), I will look for something with a little more appeal, but it won't be my top priority.
    Oh yeah, I have blue LEDs :p
     

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