My laptop cover was a bit scratched from lugging it around and pulling it in and out of my backpack. I came across a neat solution called “skins”. Skins are all the rage for all sorts of devices from laptop to cell phones. They are used primarily to give devices a personal touch and style.
I ordered a custom skin from skinit.com. You can pick a design or upload your own. I used one of my favorite photos of Grace Bay Beach in the Turks and Caicos.
My skin arrived yesterday and it looks awesome. It is made of glossy vinyl with adhesive on the back. It was very easy to apply and according to the skinit.com web site, also easy to remove. My old Dell looks like a new laptop, for around $30.