With back to school coming up, there will be herds of college students (most with parents in tow) out to buy laptops. Dell is offering a free notebook skin to try to entice people to purchase any Inspiron or XPS M1210 notebook. They’ve got a wide variety of skins to choose from with several college or university designs as well as patterned designs. Here you can find the list of available skins.

This is how you can get one: Purchase any Inspiron or XPS M1210 notebook between now and August 30th. If you’re eligible, the information will be listed in the ‘Description’ column when you receive your packing slip. Go to and click ‘Redeem Your Reward’ and follow the instructions. It’s estimated it will take 2-3 weeks for your skin to ship after the computer has shipped. Right this is just a promotion. Those who want a skin but purchased prior to this promotion aren’t eligible.

Some of the skins do look pretty slick, although it reminds me of the mounds of cell phone covers from back in the day. If you want a personalized look, this will do the trick.