Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kingmars, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. kingmars macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2014
    I Recently Recieved my refurb mid 2012 MBP (non-retina).

    I also have decals i want to apply but i also want a case.

    Should I go without a case, Get a clear case or what?

    If i take care of it do i really need a case?

    Advice Please.

    Thanks in Advance
  2. glenthompson macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2011
    Skip the case and get a decent backpack or other bag for transporting it. Even if you have a case you need better protection when traveling. Cases cause it to run hotter and can cause scratches. My MBP is over 2 years old and it's finish looks almost new.
  3. Commy1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2013
    Similar situation myself,
    I wanted to do some decoration, but wasn't comfortable putting stickers directly on the MacBook and felt bad sticking them to a case to, like it was a throw away item.
    I opted for the Speck SeeThru Crystal, made from clear plastic, I was able to put the stickers and designs behind the case, good protection, no mess later, lookin' good :)
  4. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    Speck clear cases are decent and allow for good heat transfer without uglifying the Mac...

    If you take care of it you do not need a case. It may help small dings or scratches but could cause them if debris get trapped between the Mac and the case. I take care of my equipment and have run with and without a case.

    My MacBook Pro is from 2012 and only has a scratch on the bottom and minor pitting from my palm on the right edge. Normal wear and tear. My computers are to be used not admired.

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