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Dell and Threadless Team Up for Funky 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.

  • grantman1100
    wow I wish i could design something
  • ubernoobie
    they actually look decent
  • victomofreality
    This ALMOST makes me willing to buy a dell laptop...
  • Sicundercover
    I hate Threadless. It caters to the same people that buy KMart art.
  • screw all of that! i want the Dell Streak!
  • Assmar
    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.
  • pug_s
    Now if these funky laptops would work as good as they look.
  • KingArcher
    I want it designed with
  • kikireeki
    Get a grip Dell, and spend your money on quality control.
  • dEAne
    wow that was cool.