Do you think using a case on your MBPr is necessary?

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  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    I actually have 2 cases for mine but took it off today. It feels lighter and is much prettier took look at.

    Do people without a case get a lot of scratches dings and dents?

    I don't move my Macbook around much these days.

    EDIT: I got both my cases from Amazon- 1 is a Kuzy and the other is an iPearl
     
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  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I've never found a good reason to use a case on my Mac laptops.
     
  4. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    I think a case isnt needed but a sleeve for sure.
     
  5. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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  6. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Not a case, no. A sleeve is useful though. I use mine as a pad underneath my Mac to protect the bottom from scratches. Lesson learned after the first few weeks of college ;)
     
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    This is right, no need for me (the small dent I have wouldn't have been prevented by a soft case, can't abide the extra bulk of hard cases...
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    I never use a case, and so far in all the years of usage, my MBPs look fine.
     
  10. typeadam macrumors regular

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    I use one. But I use my rMBP a lot. Lots of walking around with it especially at work. Additional weight and thickness are negligible.

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  11. maflynn Moderator

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    Wow, that looks really nice - old school :D

    What kind of case is that, I could be tempted to get one of those
     
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  13. HandyNerd macrumors newbie

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    Zagg Invisiblesheild full wrap.

    Protection without the bulk/ugliness.
     
  14. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    I have to wonder where and how folks are carrying their rMBPs that the rMBPs need full body armor. If a good neoprene sleeve inside a backpack, briefcase, camera bag, or messenger is not enough.......rethink the trip. ;)
     
  15. Jonathan7877 macrumors newbie

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    Get Best Skins Ever. I just used it on my MBA and they have a matte finish that makes it feel just like the actual aluminum. You can see my review here http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1756224 with pics too! It's like $35 and they always have promos.
     
  16. Epiphron macrumors regular

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    I didn't use a case for my old macbook since it was big and tanky. But the new retina MacBooks feel so frail in comparison that I'm def planning on using a sleeve/case
     
  17. Bri in Mtl, Jul 22, 2014
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    Bri in Mtl macrumors member

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    I use a Speck case. Main reason is the resale factor of it'll look a lot newer than if it hadn't been kept in a case.
     

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