Laptop sleeve. Good idea?

thejadedmonkey

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Hey all. So I'm thinking about getting a sleeve for my laptop. It's a PC, but I've got a question about it.. and we're all computer users here.

Last night my laptop's lid got way scratched up. Some of the silver paint was gouged out and you can see the silver metal that's the top of the lid/screen. I'm trying to prevent any more accidental damage to this machine, but do sleeves do any real good at preventing physical damage, or are they just more for cosmetics (where I'm already screwed)?

so basically.. is a sleeve in any way useful if my laptop's already pretty scratched up?
 

Demon Hunter

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thejadedmonkey said:
Hey all. So I'm thinking about getting a sleeve for my laptop. It's a PC, but I've got a question about it.. and we're all computer users here.

Last night my laptop's lid got way scratched up. Some of the silver paint was gouged out and you can see the silver metal that's the top of the lid/screen. I'm trying to prevent any more accidental damage to this machine, but do sleeves do any real good at preventing physical damage, or are they just more for cosmetics (where I'm already screwed)?

so basically.. is a sleeve in any way useful if my laptop's already pretty scratched up?
I think you answered your own question.
 

meepm00pmeep

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sleeves are good for preventing scratches cause by moving your laptop to and from or in/out of bags and whatnot... you should have gotten one initially and your laptop wouldn't be scratched up as it is now... as for physical damage it won't help if you dropped the laptop.. it's protection only goes so far
 

RedTomato

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It'll help stop it getting more scratched :)

Definitely get one. Also helps with selling your laptop at the end of the day.

It does give a little protection against minor bumps too.

I used my Tucano Second Skin sleeve all the time; it saved a few minor bumps and a lot of scratches then I got a shoulder bag (from Muji) with a slip-in sleeve built in, and I use that instead.
 

Rickay726

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im looking into buying a MBP and i would definitly by a sleeve for it. if you dont mind me asking, im curious as to how you laptop got so badly scratched?
 

thejadedmonkey

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Rickay726 said:
im looking into buying a MBP and i would definitly by a sleeve for it. if you dont mind me asking, im curious as to how you laptop got so badly scratched?
Well, since you asked... and no one knows who I really am.. *shifty eyes*

I was in my friends dorm room doing work, and there's a space between the mattress and wall that's a perfect fit for my laptop, so I usually stash it there after I'm done using it until I go back to my dorm... the rubber grips on the bottom must have clung to the mattress, and the mattress must have somehow started going back and forth, scraping the lid against the cinderblock. :rolleyes: :eek:

honestly, I'm not even phased because it's a 3 year old laptop and like a year ago it was going for like $500 brand new. I haven't ever seen one go for over $200 used lately, and that's one in good condition (which mind wasn't even before this accident).

I was just wondering, would a sleeve help prevent any other damage that it might end up with, but it seems unlikely as sleeves only do cosmetics.. so yeah. thanks everyone.
 

extraextra

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Jun 29, 2006
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If you're not concerned about it, and have been taking it around for this long w/o a case, I don't see why you'd need one now.
 

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