Do you use a case for your macbook pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bankaimadness, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. Bankaimadness macrumors 6502

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    Was thinking of getting one.

    Not sure if it is worth it though.

    By case, I mean those covers you put on your MBP.
     
  2. Baklava macrumors 6502a

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    These cases turn the MacBook into something ugly IMO.
     
  3. YodaPowerMac macrumors newbie

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    No case, just a soft sleeve for when it is inside my backpack
     
  4. LxHunter macrumors 6502

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    No case.
    Skin: Best Skins Ever Matte
    Sleeve: Acme Made Bay Street
     
  5. johnnylarue macrumors 6502a

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    Just a sleeve. Don't like cases.

    If you foresee yourself using your MacBook in precarious situations, you can get the kind of sleeve that can stay on your computer while you're using it, like a Thule Gauntlet or Vatuka sleeve (my personal fave.)
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I use a Speck black satin shell on my 15" rMBP and my 13" MBA
    I actually like the way they look and feel
     
  7. Cloudsurfer macrumors 65816

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    I have never even considered a case for a laptop. Just take good care of it. My 2010 almost looks like it just came out of the box. There are several scratches on the bottom plate but that's it.
     
  8. PowerBook-G5 macrumors 65816

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    I also use the Speck See-Thru Satin in Black on my MacBook Pro and I love it! It adds just the right amount of grip so that I can carry it one-handed when needed and it has certainly saved the laptop from tons of scratches.
     
  9. Bankaimadness thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do cases add signifciant more weight to your MBP?

    The reason I want to use a case is because I don't really like the bulkiness of laptop sleeks.
     
  10. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I don't ever notice the weight or thickness of the Speck satin shell on mine at all
    It is why I went with this particular shell
     
  11. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    My MBP is almost 3 years old, and still looks brand new. I am very careful with it. It stays naked. If I leave the house with it, it travels in a Booq case, which offers excellent protection.
     
  12. Jeff R macrumors 6502

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    No case here. Naked MacBook Pro & iPhone 5S.

    I just keep it in my Cocoon SLIM backpack when not in use.
     
  13. cyrex78 macrumors newbie

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    I use pomodoro red case from speck and it made my rMBP a beautiful laptop like no other.
     
  14. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I've never used a case, but I've always had a sleeve or backpack with a dedicated padded compartment for the laptop.
     
  15. digitardy macrumors newbie

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    Negative ghost rider. Although I do have a vinyl decal. That's about it.
     
  16. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    No case. Those collect a lot of dust which can get in and scratch your MacBook anyway. I've used sleeves with both my MacBook Pros. My 09 has a few scratches and minor dents, and my late-13 still looks new. With the 09 I used an Incase neoprene sleeve. Since they haven't made one for the rMBP I got a sleeve from Rickshaw Bags for my late-13.

    Sleeves add "bulk" to give your Mac a layer of protective padding when it's in a bag. You take the sleeve off when you're actually using the laptop. I put the sleeve underneath to protect my rMBP from getting scratched (lesson learned after the first week of college).
     
  17. Badrottie Suspended

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    Speck See Thru clear case for me it protects from so many hits rMBP got when I am on the train and on the bus all the times. Oh it doesn't feel heavy that much...it is a plastic case anyway. :apple:
     
  18. lokster macrumors 6502

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    i use a cheap plastic case to cover the top and bottom, the bottom of the case has enough holes for ventilation.

    try using a plastic case and use it for a month or two, you will be surprised how much it gets scratched from daily use and transferring in and out of your bag. you will be grateful you got one haha
     

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