A laptop skin is a precision-cut vinyl adhesive material, usually with some design, photograph, or other image, designed for application to the outside of a laptop, usually on the back of the LCD screen.
Laptop skins are designed to be durable and to give laptops a unique, customized look while also protecting the laptop from scratches and other damage from wear and tear. Laptop skins can also be used for branding purposes, promoting a company name, product, or cause.
Laptop skins come in different materials and quality. Skins are also available for other handheld portable consumer electronics, such as mobile phones and digital audio players, as well as for video game consoles, such as the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii.
Skins are growing in popularity, with many brands licensing their copyrighted images out to the companies selling the skins. The companies that sell these are often purely ecommerce businesses rather than "bricks and mortar" stores. Some companies allow the customer to design their own laptop skin.