17" MBP owners: what are you using for protection?

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  1. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    What are you using to protect your 17" MBP when you take it out on the town?

    I have one on the way and am looking for ideas. Thanks.

    (I'm talking ideas for everything from skins to cases to sleeves to bags - toss them all at me!)
     
  2. Cavanboy18 macrumors regular

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    i use the incase 17" laptop bag and thats about it. the umbp is pretty solid so your not clumsy you will be alright.
     
  3. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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  4. techound1 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    har. har. har.
     
  5. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    @NovemberWhiskey: the 17" needs Magnums, not what you pictured.

    OP: my employer got me this booq system, and it's worked really well for me.
     
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    I also have this bag. But noticed today, after owning it for barely a year that the shoulder part is tearing off! I would not suggest this bag. I now have to buy another bag. I'll be sure not to buy a Booq :(
     
  8. aleni macrumors 68000

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    i don't use any protection, just put it on a zara bag, it fits the mbp17 pretty well. but i don't put other things inside the bag that might cause scratches.
     
  9. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    Hardcase, sleeve, skin, various bags, those are you options, and there are many different kinds of each.
     
  10. techound1 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes, I'm well aware of the breadth of things out there. I'm looking to narrow my search down based on member's experiences.
     
  11. ///M5 macrumors 6502

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    I hire 2 bodyguards and an armored vehicle when my MBP is with me. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Thomas Davie macrumors 6502

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    Kensington Contour Pro. Lots of space inside for peripherals, and the UMBP 17 fits in a sleeve inside of the laptop compartment.

    For use outside the home once per week, it does the trick for me.

    Tom
     
  13. techound1 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks to everyone who is resisting the urge to make smarty-pants comments. :eek:
     
  14. Thomas Davie macrumors 6502

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    We are talking about a 3000 investment. In any event, even if it was a 1000 Macbook, I'd see no reason to be snarky, but that's just me. I am interested in this thread because although I use the Contour Pro in the city, I am going to be taking my UMBP 17 camping (in a tent trailer), and I am curious to see what other options pop up.

    Tom
     
  15. JPP macrumors member

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    What is that? Looks pretty nice
     
  16. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah after the title I was thinking about a nice handgun.
     
  17. pyrodex macrumors 6502

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    This is the speck case, they just released them for the 17" UMBP.
     
  18. techound1 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Okay, okay, I'll tippy toe around my words more carefully next time :cool:

    Yes, the "seethru satin" I think, which reviewers seem to like more than the standard hard case (oh, great, now I'm thinking in double entendre...:eek:).
     
  19. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    SPECK see thru

    nice...doesent scratch case all to crapola

    very very strong in my opinion...unibody mbp has been dropped once almost 3 feet with absolutely no damage (ruined my speck case though :D).
     

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  20. techound1 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Any overheating issues with it on?
     
  21. 3rdLittlePiggie macrumors member

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    I'm trying to decide right now between the incase hardshell and the speck seethru satin for my 15", the one thing I would worry about is the vents on the bottom of the speck case are only all the way through on one section, I assume where the processor is, anyone had any problems with heat issues on the speck case? the incase one has holes all along the bottom.
     
  22. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    no heat difference at all

    i tested it to death...not one degree different.


    people will argue it does cause heat dissipation loss...even though plastic does not conduct heat well in this case my notebook is only warm where the vents are under load, when i take the speck off from running 1-2 hours full load encoding atv video i notice the notebook only warm where the vent cutouts where at before which shows me the cooling system is effective on both the notebook and speck case.
     
  23. 3rdLittlePiggie macrumors member

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    Thats all I needed to hear! Thanks!
     
  24. tecknical macrumors regular

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    I just have the incase backpack and an incase sleeve. but then again, im pretty careful with my laptop anyway
     

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