Highest Quality case or sleeve for 17" MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by klinic, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. klinic, Jul 6, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2011

    klinic macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2011
    Hey, I've got a MacBook Pro that is a few months old, I need to take it to Uni pretty much everyday, and I travel quite a lot too, so it gets a bit of wear. Amazingly, it's in perfect condition despite just being carried in a laptop bag, but I want to give it a bit of extra protection.

    Any suggestions? I'm willing to pay a bit of a premium, but nothing too absurd. Needs to be able to be shipped to Australia. Thanks.
  2. zilchie macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2011
    Many of my friends with the larger MacBook pros (15 and 17) that use hard cases (incase, speck) experience loose hinge after quite awhile due to the extra weight added. I'm not saying it will happen to you buy just keep that in mind
  3. klinic thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2011
    Well, I'm open to a sleeve or something. I'm happy to take it out of the case every time I need to use it, but I just want some extra protection while I'm travelling.
  4. ladytonya macrumors 6502a

    Oct 14, 2008
    To me, the hard cases add too much weight. I have a 13", but the case I bought is available in 15" and 17" also. It is the Incase Protective Sleeve Deluxe and I really like it so far. It seemed more padded and protective than the incase neoprene sleeves plus it has a small outside pocked plus the lower corner where the charger plugs in has zipper access to the ports in that area of the computer. I am not sure if it is safe to carry the MagSafe plug in the pocket as I would be afraid of the possibility of it denting the case, but I am going to do some more research on that before I eliminate that possibility. There were several colors in the store, however, and I was specifically looking for a faux fur lining to avoid scratching my case. The black and brown ones had more of a quilted lining while the white/gray one I got has the fur. It also has kind of a pleather feel to it, just feels more protective than anything else they had in a sleeve at the Apple Store, Best Buy, or Sharon Luggage, the three stores where I looked before deciding on this one. The Apple Store also had the Hurley sleeves that felt nice but they were neoprene like the cheaper Incase ones and I liked this deluxe version much better. It's a tight fit, which is what I wanted, and it looks great!
  5. Apple 26.2 macrumors 6502a

    Apple 26.2

    Jan 1, 2011
    What up, 212?!
    I have had/have ha the Speck cases on my MB/MBP for quite some time... never a problem.
  6. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2010
    Peterborough, Canada
    Take a look at booq sleeves. They look great and provide good protection. Personally I don't like cases as they add bulk and take away from the look of the laptop.

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  7. eron macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008

    Have been using mine for 5 years, and it's still as good as new. Top customer service as well.
  8. klinic thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2011
    Seems there's no universal be all and end all MBP sleeve. :/ Which is a shame. I do wonder about the Booq sleeve with the zipper... I'm not sure I want a zipper that close to my Mac...

    The Suede Jacket sleeve from SFBags looks pretty simple and promising though.
  9. ladytonya macrumors 6502a

    Oct 14, 2008
    Zippers is one of the many things I was looking at when I looked for a case. I wanted a snug fit but didn't want to scratch the MacBook. My Incase has a protective piece inside the zipper so it doesn't touch the computer. I just got my computer the day before yesterday, but the more I have used this case the more I like it! Those sleeves on SFBags do look nice, though.......

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