Is it important to get a laptop sleeve?

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  1. SazziGirl macrumors newbie

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    I just got my Macbook pro last 2 weeks and I bring it to school almost everyday. I only have the hard shell and I always just put my mac straight to my backpack.

    Should I get a laptop sleeve, too for additional protection?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you want. Laptop sleeves are a personal choice. If you're clumsy it might be a good investment.
     
  3. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Either an incase sleeve or a spek hard case is worth it.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It's a matter of personal preference. I once dropped my MBP down a flight of stairs, wrapped only in a sleeve. Not a scratch or dent or problem of any kind. The booq Vyper is the best protection I've ever seen in a notebook sleeve. In my opinion, it offers far better protection than any neoprene case, the zippers never come into contact with your MBP, and it looks great!
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  6. SazziGirl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks guys!

    ggjstudio - thanks! mine have a hardshell, do u think it will still fit perfectly?
     
  7. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    If you have a hard shell why do you need a sleeve?
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It should. Click the link to look at specs on the sleeves. It tells you inside dimensions, so you know what fits.
     
  9. Remmnever macrumors member

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    A sleeve will keep your internal components cleaner, especially if you are putting it in your backpack and around school. You can get a lot of dirt and other particles through the back vents.
     
  10. toxic macrumors 68000

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    why would you need a sleeve if you have a hard case? pick one, not both.
     
  11. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    The thing is the hard shell cases provide scratch and dent protection, but not dent protection. If you get a good sleeve that will provide shock protection, which will come in handy just in case you drop your backpack of forget it's in there or something like that.
     
  12. thuchu1 macrumors regular

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    get it!

    a hardshell is good for scratch and abrasion protection, but a little neoprene goes a long way. I (stupidly) left my iPad on top of my car when i left for work and it fell of the car right into the middle of a road. The Incase neoprene sleeve was the savior in this story. I have Incase sleeves for both. I would recommend them although i'm sure there are many other good ones.
     
  13. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    What???

    A sleeve provides no protection for dents or drops and no protection while in use...a hard case does but makes the laptop bigger and uglier in my opinion.
     
  14. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Read my earlier post.
     
  15. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    Did you read the words right before the bolded part?
     
  16. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, but I'm not talking about a hard case. You said "A sleeve provides no protection for dents or drops". I disagree, as the experience described in my post illustrates.
     
  17. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    To a degree it will protect it...like 3-4 inches but a significant drop is going to damage the laptop sleeve or no sleeve.
     
  18. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Well, the flight of stairs mine went down was a bit longer then 3-4 inches. It depends on the construction of the sleeve.
     
  19. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    No sleeve is going to protect it, you got lucky. A piece of fabric has no structural integrity to protect what is in it.
     
  20. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I'm guessing you haven't seen a booq Vyper sleeve.
     
  21. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    Is it fabric?
     
  22. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I provided a link that describes exactly how it's made.
     
  23. nunes013 macrumors 65816

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    i have both. i use the hard case for when im around my dorm but when i go to the library i put it in the sleeve. idk, kind of weird. im thinking of ditching the hard shell but im afraid of scratches. cant get the courage to take if off for good. im kind of upset because the hardshell actually scratched the bottom of my computer a little but thats expected i guess.
     
  24. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    Oh my, I made a typo.
    I meant that a hard case will protect the MBP from scratches and dents, but not as much shock protection. The neoprene cover will offer more shock protection than the hard case.
    The hard case will transfer energy while the neoprene will help absorb some of it. Not that hard to understand.

    Sure, neither of them are going to protect them from serious drops, but a neoprene sleeve does protect some protection from drops.
     
  25. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    I guess you could always use a Zagg InvisibleShield and pair it with a neoprene sleeve if you are anal about scratches.
     

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