I just got a 17mbp with everything. the only problem is that my backpack for school doesn't have padding etc on the bottom. I'm looking into getting a steel case or something harder than a simple incase sleeve that covers it. I do know that they make steel cases (not briefcases) that can protect your MBP that don't cost as much as my apple care did. Does anyone know of a decent case out there that's a hard shell. I'm simply worried about how compacted everything is within the computer and would like to keep it that way! Thanks to anyone that has suggestions!