Macbook Pro Cases

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Cullengirl, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Cullengirl macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2011
    So I just got a new 15.4" Macbook Pro and i was wondering if anyone knew of any protective cases that protects my mac from scratches and everything. but i also want the case to have a cool design so if anyone knows where i can get decorative+protective cases for my mac that would be great.
  2. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    Usually cases give you scratches. Why would you want to destroy the beautiful aluminum with plastic cover? I'd at least look into carbon fiber or something. All the hardshell cases I've seen made me laugh. Maybe get it painted instead:
  3. flatfoot macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2009
    I'm sure you'll get better and more knowledgable support in the MacBook Pro section.
  4. strausd macrumors 68030

    Jul 11, 2008
    Like ^ just said, you may have better luck in the MacBook Pro section. But if it means anything, I would go for a sleeve over a hard shell any day.
  5. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    More knowledgable? I see these cases almost every week. When I pry the book out I see the damage induced. All of them look terrible after a few months and the users apologize for destroying company assets. I would think this could help sway a purchase decision.
  6. johnnymg macrumors 65816


    Nov 16, 2008
    You really don't want a "case" as it will damage your MBP.

    I'd recommend this:

    Congrats on the new MBP! You're welcome to hang here with the Pro's :D......... but if you're feeling up for some juvenile commentary, there's a MBP forum also. :eek:
  7. flatfoot macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2009
    And how is that a reply to what I wrote?
  8. amycishere, Jun 19, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2011

    amycishere macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2007
    Well here I am to throw in a different opinion. First of all, I had a hard shell Speck case on my macbook for over five years, no damage, no overheating etc.

    I just upgraded to a MBP a few days ago and got a casemate hard shell for it. Half the bottom is vented for air. I have heard wonderful reviews on the product. It was even recommended in here in another thread.

    I do keep my laptops raised on a Griffin stand as well to help with ventilation. is an actual review of the product after taking it on and off, how it did with heat, etc.
  9. soLoredd macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2007
    On my old 15" I had a Speck shell case and I really didn't like it. Made the computer bulky, a bit heavier, and I think only used it for a couple weeks.

    For my new 13" I'm using an Incase neoprene sleeve that I bought for my 13" plasticbook in 2006. The sleeve can be wiped with a damp cloth on the outside for any dirt, the inside keeps the computer protected, and I don't need to use it when I'm home. The Speck case wasn't made to take on and off constantly.
  10. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    I thought you were alluding to something like " no one knows what your talking about here".
  11. flatfoot macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2009
    Ah, ok. What I meant was that not every one of us (in the Mac Pro section) has a MacBook Pro and thus there are fewer people here who have thought about and looked for cases for them.

    To the OP:
    I, too, would go with a sleeve. I'm using a shock absorbing neoprene-like sleeve for my MBA and like it a lot. (Cool Bananas ShockProof)
  12. randomrazr macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2011
    hardshell cases "can" scratch ur notebook but as long as u take ur time and clean it once a while it should not give u any problems.

    i use a incase frost white hardshell case for my macbook pro.

    i even made a video on it:

    BUT cases arent cheap, least from incase and speck. i reocmend the incase neoprene sleeve plus FIRST, and than after, if you think you need a plastic case, go for it, but ALWAYS get atleast a sleeve first.

    i also made a vid on the sleeve LOL

    hope they help!

    take care!:)
  13. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    Equally making more sense now;)
    Sorry for the ranting misunderstanding.
  14. randomrazr macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2011
    they do make cases for the regular macbook since not everyone has a pro LOL

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