Do you carry your MBA in a case when moving it around your house?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by SR71, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. SR71 macrumors 65816

    Jan 12, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Just as the title says, do you carry your MBA in a case when moving it around your house?
  2. SR71 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 12, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Any problems yet? I'm debating whether or not to buy a case for it. I've had laptops in the past, but usually just cheap ones that are made of plastic, so I don't know if the MBA will be more durable than my previous plastic laptop's since it's made of aluminum.
  3. grawk macrumors 6502


    Jan 26, 2004
    Southern York County, PA
    I've never used a case on a laptop around the house. I'm not sure what would happen to it, to be honest. I have a skin on it, and I transport it in an unpadded mt. smith bag when I'm out of the house. Don't throw it, knock it off a table, or dump beer on it, and it should be fine
  4. mariocapo macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2009
    Las Vegas
    Me neither. It's a durable laptop. It doesn't need to be babied in your own house. I was like that with my older MacBook and MacBook Pros also. No issues with any of them here.
  5. iNotion macrumors regular


    Jun 5, 2008
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    I carry it together with my incase sleeve
  6. drxcm macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2010
    Never, it only ever goes into its sleeve before it goes in my bag to leave the house..
  7. aleni macrumors 68000

    Jun 2, 2006
    hell no, i don't even put any case or sleeve when i'm on the road. i just slip it on my bag.
  8. indianavtx macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2009
    Good God, it's a computer and not a piece of fine china. Just carry the thing around your house. :rolleyes:
  9. 548827 macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2011
    That sounds like a lot of hassell.

    I have a Cool Bananas BulletProof hard case but only use it when I leave the house. Its a really nice case and well priced.
  10. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    I have a plastic hard cover on my whitebook that I've had for ~1.5 years and its not showing any of the case cracking other have had... my HP DM4 is half aluminum/plastic with a metal frame and I don't have any case on it unless its traveling.

    The HP doesn't feel as solid to pick up as a MBA but I also don't worry about it as much = it was only 2/3rd's the cost of the MBA that I'm deciding if I'll keep right now (5 days left on my 14 days)...

    The HP's keyboard actually feels more rigid than the whitebook and MBA I have in the house right now - probably due to the metal internal frame.
  11. ZipZap macrumors 601

    Dec 14, 2007
    I have an oversized Halliburton case I use to transport the MBA from my home office to the living room.

    This ensures maximum protection for that long journey. Plus the Halliburton looks really cool.

  12. Big D 51 macrumors 6502a

    Big D 51

    Jan 15, 2011
    Mobile, AL
  13. Psilocybin macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    carry it around the house in a case? seriously?
  14. foursomer macrumors newbie


    Mar 7, 2011
    no, it's not rare antique khmer buddha statue..
  15. n2arkitektur macrumors member


    Jun 25, 2010
    I keep mine in the sleeve whenever I am not using it, so it is not really about carrying it around in the sleeve; it is just about keeping it protected when not in use. I do have concrete floors, so I am conscientious about that.
  16. dal20402 macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2006

    No. It's a piece of consumer electronics, not a baby or a fragile, expensive work of art.

    I take good care of my stuff. But if it gets a minor surface scratch or two, I won't lose my mind. I buy a MB to do work (and play), and it will get replaced in a couple of years anyway.
  17. matelot macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2010
  18. matelot macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2010
    :eek: you got IEDs in the house eh
  19. JesseW6889 macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2010
    No Case

    I use my 13" at home and at school. I have a full body invisible shield on the top and the bottom, but otherwise just keep it in my backpack with my books, no separate anything. It makes it much quicker to access, and when I'm moving between classes I don't even put it away, I just shut it and carry it to the next class.

    The case is made out of aluminum, a good rule of thumb is to not have it next to anything sharp or harder than aluminum! (i.e. no metal: gromets, keys, scissors, etc)

    I love having such easy access to it, but I will say if you cary it in a backpack or another bag, be careful of putting it in magsafe side down. It is possible to have small bits of metal attracted to the magsafe port, which gets stuck there and when you plug the plug in, it can ruin the port!
  20. hsl macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2006
    Nope, I only carry it in myJolioriginals case when out of the house.
  21. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2010
  22. CHSeifert macrumors 6502


    Dec 28, 2010
    Copenhagen, Denmark - Scandinavia
    I got this case for my upcoming MBA 13 - but will only use it when my MBA is out of the flat ;)

    Vaja case custom made light blue leather with frost blue stripe:


    Claus - TapaTalk on my Ip4
  23. bmat macrumors 6502

    Nov 24, 2004
    East Coast, USA
  24. aleni macrumors 68000

    Jun 2, 2006
    nothing looks cooler than a naked Macbook Air :p

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