How will you be carrying the new MacBook?

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  1. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Just interested to hear about how people plan on toting the 12" rMB around with them, especially given how portable it will be. It doesn't make sense to carry it in a heavy backpack!

    I've been wanting to get a day bag for the past year or so, so I think I'm going to do that. I've been looking at a few bags. I've just been using my rMBP in the laptop sleeve of my travel backpack.

    I've seen that there a few sleeves/cases already up for pre-order from various places, which is pretty cool.
     
  2. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    I'm currently using a drawstring backpack for my 15" rMBP. It fits nicely, but it's obvious that I'm either carrying a computer, or a baking pan. I'd probably still use the same bag if I do decide to get the new MacBook, or even just carry it by hand if Im not crying much else.
     
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  4. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    Agreed. Mine will go in my backpack. It will now weigh a little less!
     
  5. PDFierro thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Which drawstring bag do you have? Might be the one I was looking at. I guess I never thought about how the shape of a laptop could easily shape a drawstring bag like that, but maybe it'd be less noticeable with the rMB...especially if you have it in a case? I was looking at some traditional day bags, but I have always liked the drawstring style.

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    Interestingly enough, I've never had a case for my rMBP. Just keep it in my travel backpack that has a neoprene laptop sleeve built-in. But my usage pattern is changing a little, hence my desire for a day bag.
     
  6. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    Often though, I will just carry it by itself (maybe in a sleeve) when my family takes a trip (with my wife driving). I will just stuff it under the seat when I'm not using it or we are at our destination.
     
  7. pasadena macrumors 6502a

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    I use a sleeve for my MBA. The thinner the better. For this one I'll probably get a leather or faux-leather one, because they're thin, discreet and business-like. I don't really need shock protection.

    The sleeve goes into my shoulder travel bag when I'm traveling. If I'm taking the MBA to work, I just put it (bare) in my work laptop's briefcase - it's small enough that it fits in there like a notepad would. Can't wait for the smaller charger, though !
     
  8. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    The same I have carried other laptops, except now a little smaller, a little thinner.
     
  9. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    Oh its just a generic one I got from my University, its coincidentally sized to fit a 15.4" laptop. And if you there is anything else in the bag (sometimes I will keep some spare clothes in there) it gives it a nice bulge to where the shape of the 15" macbook isnt so obviously a laptop. But I dont think the 12" would shape it much at all. So I do look forward to using it. Havent thought about any cases on them though, but either way I dont believe the rMB would be noticeable at all in there.
     
  10. Theophil1971 macrumors 6502

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    Ya, dog was my second choice. But I'll probably just shove it down my pants.
     
  11. crucius macrumors regular

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    Some comments are funny, but I am actually interested in this thread.

    I have a sleeve that fits my Macbook Pro 13'' snuggly so I can shove it down my backpack and not worry about it scratching. Thus, I want to buy one for the MB right away, I would cry if I scratched it soon after buying (especially, because I want to try it out and decide if I want to keep or return it)
     
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  14. No-Me macrumors 6502a

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    I'll finally be able to use my Crumpler Friday Nylon again, a very small shoulder bag. Although I'll mostly use my Basecamp backpack from the northface. The laptop itself will most likely be in one of the Joli Originals sleeves.
     
  15. PDFierro thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ah, OK. Yeah I guess the rMB is small enough to where it wouldn't shape the bag.
     
  16. ByteTheBooty macrumors regular

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    backpack, since I dont really have any other options...
     
  17. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    I`ll just find a decent sleeve for one of my very small rucksacks, usually a hydration pack (Decathlon BTWIN 500 6 litre capacity) as they are extremely durable, inconspicuous, have loads of pockets and compartments, I just remove the rubber bladder and junk it (some you can buy without the bladder).

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    Have used these hydration packs for several years (sans water) and they easily beat a lot of the purpose made rucksacks, thanks to the excellent industrial design. You just need to add your own padding (BTWIN 500 has some padding already), a quality sleeve is generally good enough, as you will be either using your Mac/Tablet or wearing it. People are frequently amazed a what I can carry in it; 11" MBA or Samsung 8.4 Tablet & keyboard, power pack, power-bank`s, cables & adaptors, MiFi, wireless drive, anti-slip mats, headphones, torch, emergency LED lights, safety Knife and even a BT speaker. I have another a little bigger and a 13" Retina fits just nice :)

    Another aspect is no one expects a computer or Tablet to be in a bag like this which in some parts is a distinct advantage. I`ve had a few odd looks business meetings, equally I`m not paid for my taste in hand luggage, and sometimes the bag and it`s contents breaks the ice nicely :D

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  18. Traverse macrumors 603

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    If you find a good one please post the link. :)
     
  19. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Clearly this was my first thought. LOL

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    Well that's just about the ugliest thing I ever dun seen.

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    Messenger bag, no case, sleeve, rolling bag, naked, hard shell. You don't have options? Goodness, do your parents force you to wear one type of outfit every day too? LOL
     
  20. artivideo.nl macrumors 6502

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    What is the point of buying an ultra thin laptop if you use such a bag !!!!

     
  21. pasadena macrumors 6502a

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    Some people need to be able to carry more than their computer, and some need a backpack too.
     
  22. artivideo.nl macrumors 6502

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    if so than a rMBpro 13 is more than portable enough and you have for the same prise more CPU power and all the ports !!!!


     
  23. Geert76 macrumors 65816

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    @artivideo.nl

    Do you think that this new rMB will be available here in the Netherlands the same date as in the US? (April 10th)
     
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