Do I need a case or screen protector for my new 15" Macbook Pro?

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  1. mtthwcmn1 macrumors member

    mtthwcmn1

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    I just ordered the entry level 15" Macbook Pro and was wondering if I needed a screen protector, case, trackpad guard, keyboard guard, or what accessories I needed.
     
  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    Uh, you don't need a screen protector or any sort of "guard" or really any accessories. Why would you?
     
  3. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    I recently got my mac laptop
    I got a sleeve
    an external mouse
     
  4. tmagman macrumors 6502

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    Its really up to you. Lots of people (including me) use their MBP naked, others like a keyboard guard, etc. I dont use a hardshell or armor or anything because of the heat dissipation issue. As long as you have a good sleeve or padded bag to transport it in and you respect it like any expensive electronic, you're gonna be fine.
     
  5. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    i just got my gf a MBP yesterday and she already ordered a Spek satin hard shell case as well as a carrying case. i prefer mine naked and only have a carrying case. its all up to you and what you'll be using it for and where you're taking it.
     
  6. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    if anything get a sleeve

    speck is an option
    moshi keybaord cover is option
    moshi palmgaurd is an option
    no screen protector needed...its glass...it wont scratch
     
  7. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    positive about that? glass can scratch.
     
  8. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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  9. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    its can scratch but its extremely scratch reistsant.

    how often do u scratch a window

    so unless ur gonna take something sharp and stab ur screen, ur fingers wont do anything.

    why would u even touch ur screen anyway....>.>
     
  10. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd recommend a sleeve. I use an Incase with my 15" MBP.
     
  11. redbrick macrumors newbie

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    I would recommend getting a screen guard. Glass does scratch...and at some point you're going to have to clean that accidental greasy finger print or dust off that pretty screen.

    A Keyboard condom is a good idea...the keyboard is not completely sealed from really small bits of solid debris and other stuff. The downside to this is it impacts the backlighting a bit.

    Palm guards....I'm on the fence on this....I've seen pics of sweat deterioration, but have not personally experienced this...not sure...

    A hard case is a really good idea. I've seen so many scratched and dented macbook...it's pitiful... Such a nice machine...and it only takes a cheap hard case to avoid that. Call it battle scars whatever...it looks like crap, I call it carelessness. I've not expereinced heat dissipation or over heating issues so far...so ymmv. My opinion of course...
     

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