Want a new laptop but can't afford it? Join the club, however a post on Apple weblog site TUAW.com shows that a new shiny MacBook Pro could just be around the corner if you are clever enough to get out to local businesses and convince them to advertise.

In exchange for $150 toward the purchase of a new machine, Jane Leah offered local companies one square inch of advertising space on the back of her MacBook.

Numerous company's later and she got her free computer with company's benefiting from the placement every time she gets out her computer to do some work.

Anyone who fancys sponsoring the globe-trotting conference-attending Pocket-lint laptops is welcome to give us a email via the feedback form.

Well, it's worth a go, isn't it?