Nice New Case for Macbook Pro 13"

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Neemo, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Neemo macrumors newbie

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    This is what I am looking for, a nice new case for my macbook pro 13" (mid-2009 model). I just want something that will protect it decently and not be too bulky, I would like water-resistance (no rain gets in), and I don't need to carry too much.

    I have tried searching MRoogle, and Google, MRoogle stuff just seems out of date, and alot of links are broken. Using google, I've come up with some choices:

    The Waterfield SleeveCase: sfbags,com
    Incase Nylon Plus: goincase.com
    Speck TuckPack: speckproducts.com
    Brethaven Edge I: brenthaven.com

    So what does everyone else use? Oh, I don't want just a sleeve, I want to be able to carry it with a handle or shoulder strap when necessary too. I keep hearing pros and cons to everything, and I want the best protection I can for the small size of a case I want.

    Thanks

    EDIT: Oh, yeah, the cheaper the better, anything over $100 is out of the question for me
     
  2. davidinva macrumors 6502a

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    Case for 13" MacBook

    Targus makes several models, lightweight and sturdy, with one or more extra pockets. Check at Office Depot, Staples, Target, WalMart, etc. I bought a Targus at the local Office Depot when they were going out of business - $39.95 down to $21.95, but $39.95 was retail. Still not a bad price. I can't find the model number of my case or I would give it. It has two compartments, and a front pocket. I have a 13" MacBook, April 2008, edition, and carry the AC adapter, a mouse, USB hub, and portable HD with me.

    David
     
  3. Neemo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I do kind of like the Targus Vertical Messenger

    http://www.targus.com/us/product_details.asp?sku=TSM043US Link is in case anyone else is interested as well

    Some of the other targus bags look kind of bulky for my taste right now, I will definitely keep the one I linked to as an option though, thanks.
     
  4. 3N16MA macrumors 65816

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  5. laughter95 macrumors newbie

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    i got a new mbp yesterday. just bought the INCASE sleeve. it's 3.49 + shipping (was about 10 bucks). on techforless.com. search slickdeals or fatwallet for more details.
     
  6. Neemo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the suggestions, but I am looking for something with at least a handle.
     
  7. hellfire88 macrumors 6502

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    I have the Incase Nylon Sleeve plus (with the handles and shoulder strap) and its pretty nice, slim, and light. Has 2 front pockets (older version covers these with velcro cover, newer version uses zipper). Only concern is the padding/protection isn't as robust as some more bigger/thicker cases but if you're careful its a very light and thin case yet has 3 pockets to hold other stuff in (2 in front and one bigger "magazine" pocket in back). I think its on sale for $50.99 from Bestbuy.com
     
  8. NXTMIKE macrumors 6502

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    I currently have the Black Neoprene Incase sleeve for my 13" MacBook, but if you're looking for a case that's sort of water resistant, then take a look at the Incase Hardshell Case. I, myself am highly considering purchasing it to use with my sleeve.

    http://goincase.com/macbook/hardshell/

    Cheers. :):apple:
     
  9. testcard macrumors 68020

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    The Waterfield laptop sleeves get my vote - I've had three of them and they can't be faulted. Plus you can add a shoulder strap and flap.
     
  10. Neemo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The hard case for the 13" isn't available yet, i have looked into hard cases though.

    And I do like the waterfield sleevecase alot, but it can get expensive, if i had like a 20% coupon or something, i think id go for it without a doubt. But first off, I couldn't find a spot for coupon codes on their website, and I couldn't find any to use.
     
  11. Starbuckpga macrumors regular

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    According to the Incase Store website, isn't this available as of now? Pretty sure I saw the Macbook Pro 13" cases available today when I was looking at work. I think the only color that isn't available is the smoked color.
     
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  14. Neemo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    For me it says "coming soon" under the 13" MacBook Pro for all colors, unless im doing something wrong lol

    EDIT: Oh wow, you're absolutely right. Ignore me lol i was going off of this: http://goincase.com/macbook/hardshell/ thats misleading, they can be found here:

    http://goincase.com/products/detail/hardshell-case-cl57368-r

    just change the color. Thanks Starbuckpga for making me look harder lol :)

    Though the funny thing is, I prefer the black/smoked...
     

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