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Dell and Threadless Team Up for Funky Laptops

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Some of the best Threadless designs are making their way onto Dell-branded laptops.

If you're online at least once a day, chances are you know about Threadless, the t-shirt company that crowd-sources great designs from its users. Today, Threadless announced that it has entered into a deal with Dell that will see the computer maker obtain 11 new designs for Dell Studio laptops and Inspiron Mini netbooks.

Dell has been giving customers the option of placing a laptop cover on the lid of their computer for a while, but until now, users could only choose from the Dell-selected graphics designed by various different artists.

Venture Beat reports that the Dell will be changing up the available Threadless designs a couple of times a year. If your design is chosen, Threadless will pay you a flat licensing fee. Current Threadless designers receive $2,000 in cash, a $500 Threadless gift certificate and an additional $500 in cash each time your design is reprinted.

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    grantman1100 , July 10, 2010 2:40 AM
    wow I wish i could design something
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    ubernoobie , July 10, 2010 2:45 AM
    they actually look decent
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    victomofreality , July 10, 2010 3:00 AM
    This ALMOST makes me willing to buy a dell laptop...
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    Sicundercover , July 10, 2010 4:36 AM
    I hate Threadless. It caters to the same people that buy KMart art.
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    Anonymous , July 10, 2010 4:53 AM
    screw all of that! i want the Dell Streak!
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    Assmar , July 10, 2010 5:14 AM
    I designed a shirt, that aped the Ecko design, but had a dolphin in the center instead of a rhino; also the spelling was changed. I think I'd get sued too hard for that one though.
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    pug_s , July 10, 2010 6:30 AM
    Now if these funky laptops would work as good as they look.
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    KingArcher , July 10, 2010 6:46 AM
    I want it designed with http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/5179682/2/istockphoto_5179682-seamless-forest-camouflage.jpg
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    kikireeki , July 10, 2010 7:02 AM
    Get a grip Dell, and spend your money on quality control.
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    dEAne , July 10, 2010 7:27 AM
    wow that was cool.
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    anamaniac , July 10, 2010 8:33 AM
    KingArcherI want it designed with http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_t [...] uflage.jpg

    I'd show the picture I'd want on a laptop, but I've already been banned form Tom's Guide for a week. Shouldn't push it. ;) 
    sicundercoverI hate Threadless. It caters to the same people that buy KMart art.

    I love generic art from superstores! I tear the picture out and put in a print from DeviantArt instead.
    KMart doesn't cater to people like me anyways, unless they hide a NSFW 18+ section in the back.
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    gekko668 , July 10, 2010 1:06 PM
    Asus should design something similar to that instead of that awful looking wood/bamboo looking laptop.
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    JamesSneed , July 10, 2010 1:21 PM
    Its still a DELL.
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    TunaSoda , July 10, 2010 2:14 PM
    That is art? those laptops look like they were rescued from a fire
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    blueflames24 , July 10, 2010 5:09 PM
    Cool laptops seriously makes u want to buy a DELL
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    Gin Fushicho , July 10, 2010 6:21 PM
    At least you can choose what you want it too look like now.
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    pinkeyes , July 10, 2010 7:16 PM
    Maybe if we could actually see the designs.. but instead we get an awful tiny low res image as per usual
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    Simple11 , July 10, 2010 9:41 PM
    So you can go print the design on your own. They think not!
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    misha87 , July 11, 2010 7:22 AM
    the dell pc's suck they have bad capacitors
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    el_bastardo74 , July 11, 2010 7:57 AM
    you can dip a turd in gold, but it's still a turd
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