Durability for travel use

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  1. Samtb macrumors 65816

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    Is the rmbp 13 durable? Does it sustain significant cosmetic damage if used on the go?
     
  2. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

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    Very. but it will take as much damage as another laptop if you bang it around. I've had my 17in for 4 years and its still looking very good.
     
  3. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    I took my 2010 mbp back and forth to grad school every day for 3 years and it still looks good.
     
  4. iPad Retina macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 15" retina, and it's very portable brought it everywhere, 13" should be super light and thin
     
  5. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    I traveled with my 15 inch retina literally halfway around the world and often carried it in a backpack with tons of other stuff. It's the 2012 model and 3 years later it looks pretty much brand new to the naked eye. If you look super close maybe you see a few minor imperfections but 99% new condition.

    Aluminum is just so much better than plastic for holding up over time. Plastic often can't be cleaned all the way but aluminum can.
     
  6. lowendlinux Contributor

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    They're fine I've carried my work issued MBP since 2009 and while it doesn't look new it's not bad either.
     
  7. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    I travel internationally for work purpose and all my Mac`s have been fine, you just need a decent sleeve and computer bag.

    Q-6
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    Both the 13" and 15" models are very durable. I've never had a problem. I don't travel as much as I used too, but my laptops hold up very well.
     
  9. newellj macrumors 601

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    Put a good skin on it and put it in a sleeve before you toss it in a backpack if you're concerned about cosmetic damage.
     

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