MacBook Pro 15" Case

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  1. jdmlight macrumors regular

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    So, I just got a MacBook Pro 15" for college (hooray for Apple Refurbished!) and I know that I will need a case. I want a messenger-bag style because it's easier to maneuver around a large campus (such as University of Minnesota Twin-Cities). It's also easier to get my laptop/books in or out quickly. (I'm not averse to a backpack if someone really thinks they're a better option) Using the MacRumors case buying guide, I came up with these four laptop cases:

    <http://www.samsonitecompanystores.com/webapp/scs/servlet/SItemDisplay?productId=258104&storeId=10151&langId=-1&pc=C30&pcode=> Samsonite Pro-DLX

    <http://sumocases.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=81> Sumo 15" Men's Professional Computer Case

    <http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/bagbuilder> I can't post a direct link because it's build-your-own bag in a flash player. It's the Laptop Messenger, Medium size.

    <http://www.booqbags.com/s.nl/it.A/id.281/.f?sc=12&category=-112> Mamba Saddle, red

    <http://www.brenthaven.com/catalog-premium-pro-ii-apple.html> Brenthaven Premium Prolite II (Prolite II with a sleeve)

    Thoughts? Other recommendations? I don't want to make a bad decision because: a) This is a lot of money and b) I have to use this for 4+ years at college.
     
  2. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    It depends on how much you need to carry, but I have always liked the Incase Canvas Vertical Sling:

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    I think a vertical messenger bag would be the way to go because I've always thought they are a lot less cumbersome that horizontal ones.
     
  3. jdmlight thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not enough space for other stuff. However, you brought up a good point. I want to be able to carry my MBP as well as enough materials for a class or two. So, I want something that can carry my MBP, a textbook, and one or two binders.
     
  4. mikethemovie macrumors member

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  5. jdmlight thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks! That was the one that was missing from my list. I accidentally closed the window with the various cases I was looking at last night (yes including hitting the "I want to close this window" button in Safari :rolleyes:). That was the one I didn't remember.

    Added to original post.
     
  6. jdmlight thread starter macrumors regular

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    After looking at these cases for a while, I've decided on the booq Mamba Saddle (red). It looks to hold a ton of stuff and booq cases seemingly always have great reviews.

    Does anyone recommend against this case/against booq?
     
  7. jdmlight thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, I bought the booq Mamba Saddle today. I'll post a review when it comes in the mail.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The booq Vyper M2 sleeve for the 15" MBP is extremely well made and very durable. High quality, great-looking design, fast shipment, reasonable price!
     
  9. jdmlight thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK, I received my booq Mamba Saddle. I like it - it feels like it's built very sturdily and like it will last a while. It also holds a lot of stuff - there are many pockets perfect for all of the assorted accessories I have (cables, mouse, iPod, pens/pencils, etc) and there is enough space for a class or two's worth of books/folders.
     
  10. BMP1199 macrumors member

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    Would my MBP plus 2 thick books fit in there? By thick books I mean Calc books that are probably 1.5-2 inches thick.
     
  11. webs2slow4me macrumors newbie

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    look on apple's site for the Swiss backpack, I'm buying a MacBook pro for college too, it has room for books and it is pefect for the computer. I had a chance to see it and touch it and it at the local apple store and it a perfect.
     

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