macbook pro 17 case? (carry case)

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  1. SPNarwhal macrumors 65816

    SPNarwhal

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    i have my unibody macbook pro 17"
    and since there's no hard shell case released yet, i'm going to buy a carry case to at least protect it when i take it places.
    does anybody have any recommendations?
    i've looked around a bit, and i found a couple i am considering.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/17-LAPTOP-BAG-C...5|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318|301:1|293:1|294:50

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Blue-Neoprene-s...5|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318|301:0|293:2|294:50

    pretty much those two are what i have on my plate right now,
    but there's a few problems with the both of them.
    the first one i am afraid might be too big? i don't really want a briefcase kind of thing, just a little pack i can carry around with me. i'm also wary of how well it actually protects the macbook, aside just holding it and securing it.

    the second one i'm afraid might be too small? i like how it holds it, and the material looks protective of scratched and all. but the pocket does not look big enough to really carry the charger in, does it? i mean, i'm sure it will fit, but how well? i don't want to have to shove it in there every time. and it also does not have any handles or strap or anything like that.

    which would you recommend? do you guys have any similar experiences with any of these? and do you have any other cases you would recommend?
    if i can be picky i would like to get blue. or at least a color, aside just a black case. Thanks.! -SP :apple:
     
  2. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

    AppleNewton

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    you must really like blue :p

    Well I'd ask to see if the sellers offer a return policy if it doesnt infact fit to your liking.
    the messenger bag looks more briefcase styling and doesnt seem to have a dedicated pocket/area for the notebook just sort of strap it in and tighten it up.


    You may want to peak around here:
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=17+laptop+bag&x=0&y=0

    I picked up the Belkin 17" messenger bag, its a bit of a tight fit between the pockets but i can easily fit my 17" uMBP, ipod touch, cellphone, two paperback books and a notebad comfortably in there.


    the nice thing about the new unibodies is theyre way slimmer than any notebook out there so cases/bags shouldnt be an issue.
     
  3. Illicit macrumors 6502

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    The second one looks like it has more padding. First one might flop around a bit.
     

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