Do I need to cover anything?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Spikeywan, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Spikeywan macrumors 6502

    Dec 11, 2012
    I should be taking delivery of my new 15" rMBP tomorrow. :D

    I believe that the case is solid aluminium? I read the thread about not using palm covers on it, and it started me wondering whether I need to put a cover on anything? Surely the metal case will be pretty hard wearing?

    Is it wise to put some sort of soft cloth over the keyboard when you close it?

    I may have other questions about what may need protecting, but at the moment they're unknown unknowns, so any pointers would be welcome. :)
  2. wabbit42 macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2012
    No. Look at the second sticky in the MBP forum.
  3. Spikeywan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 11, 2012
    That's why I asked. I don't understand why you'd even need a palm guard on an aluminium case.
  4. wabbit42 macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2012
    Some people find them sharp.
  5. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2012
    I would cover the computer with a skin cause they are pretty fragile when it comes to dings :D
  6. skysoul macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2009
    make sure u have those super slim keyboard cover and a laptop cooler..
    U may wan to buy speck case to protect it from scratches and dings.
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  8. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    My right palm rest started show some wear.
    The black spots show under the aluminum since I put my hand there all the time.


    I guess it depends on where you live.
    I had my spec case from back in the days and a year on my 2011 model.
    Nothing but protecting my Mac.
    No scratches, just clean it out once 3~4 months and you are fine.
    In fact is saved it from hitting doors by accident, dropping things, etc etc.
  9. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Don't bother. If you're going to carry it around, buy a nice zip up case, but don't bother with any full body cases. The machine is not designed to be covered up. Practice some good hygiene, wash your hands, and don't eat or drink near it, and the MBP will give you no trouble.
  10. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    They've been machines to be a bit rounder, I have both a 2011 and 2012 mbp in front of me and the difference is very easy to see to the naked eye.
  11. Spikeywan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 11, 2012
    Cool, thanks. That's my usual style.

    I have an Oakley padded case thingy that I used for my Vaio, so I'm hoping it'll fit in that.
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  13. Haifisch macrumors regular

    Nov 19, 2012
    I just picked up a keyboard cover, made by KB. Fits pretty good. Doesn't lift off the keys when opening up the laptop. I like to leave the lid open so dust accumulates.
  14. ajanini macrumors member


    Jun 19, 2012
    São Paulo, Brazil
    Yeah. I use a keyboard cover as well. I find mi fingers tend to damage the plastic in most keyboards over time and I didn't want this to happen to such an awesome computer. :)

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