I just went out and bought a black incase hardshell for my macbook because i wanted to keep the exterior in very good shape. The total cost came out to be $54.07 after tax. So here is what it looks like brand new: When you open up the box and take the hardshell out, this is what you will see. The red boxes show you the clips that are used to hold the hardshell onto the actual macbook: Here is a close up of the installing instructions, which is very straight forward for this product : I did notice some dust when I took the pieces out of the box, so I made sure to clean the insides of the two hardshell pieces thoroughly before I started installing it. The instructions tell you to install the bottom piece first by placing the macbook into the bottom tray, BACKSIDE in first. this is a very important step. The following pictures shows what happens if you don't put the backside in first: You can see that the bottom piece doesn't quite lock in with the macbook correctly. After installing the bottom piece, this is what the top and bottom looks like: This picture shows you how well all the ports match up with the hardshell casing: Now on to the top piece. I did not want to risk scratching the top at all, so what I did was reuse the keyboard protection paper that comes when you first open a brand new macbook and placed it on the top of the laptop. Then I installed the top piece of the hardshell: This is what the macbook looks like with both hardshell pieces on (notice in the 2nd picture how the backside looks now after i reseated the bottom piece correctly, putting the BACKSIDE in first): Now to answer the big question about the incase hardshell: can I still angle the laptop screen greater than 90 degrees? Short answer: YES!! However, there is something you should know... When you recline the laptop back to its greatest extent, the bottom of the laptop screen will touch the bottom piece of the hardshell. i don't know if this will be bad in the long run in terms of aesthetics, but so far it hasn't been a problem for me: (I am limited to 20 images per post, so please look at my second post for the pictures of what this looks like) Having the hardshell on the laptop did make the overall size a tiny bit bulkier. I'd say that the overall size has increased by 1-2mm. According to my scale, the laptop weighs 5lbs, which is the advertised weight of the macbook. However, it does feel SLIGHTLY heavier, but not enough to bother me. The only problem I have had is putting the laptop in my applesac sleeve. I can still put the laptop in, but it is a much tighter fit now because of the slightly larger size of the laptop. Overall, I am very happy with this product. Like many others have mentioned, the material feels slightly rubbery, but very smooth. All the ports match up perfectly, including the air vents on the back of the macbook. I do think that the cost is a bit high, but i think it is justified because of the ease of installation and how well it protects the laptop. I hope this review helps others who are in the market for this protective case!