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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nando87, Apr 14, 2015.
Do you know which pelican case is the most appropriated for the 13'' rmbp? Any actual experience?
Pelican doesn't make cases for any one laptop model specifically, so you'd have to go by dimensions.
Ummmm, I believe this is the reason he is asking the question...
I guess my point is to buy what suits your needs the best. Most people that buy Pelicans measure their gear and cut their own foam. That's the beauty of buying Pelican: you can customize it to your needs.
I have Pelican 'experience' over the past 20 years (both Photography and Pro Audio) _ and unless you NEED a case capable of its Dirt/Waterproofing and Shock Resistance, it will render your 'portable computer' into a much more laborious device.. Methinks..
That being said, they DO make Great Cases, but most users would not condone an 11 lb. case that is 22"x17"x5" to keep their MacBook device happy.. BUT, if you need one, they make them!!
Check reviews for the Pelican cases on Amazon. Lots of reviews on there. From what I remember, they go over the general "gotchas" to look out for as well, such as getting one with, vs without, foam inserts. That's the most important thing to pay attention to, if I remember right.
Without the foam inserts, your laptop can still slide back and forth inside the thing, which is not something I would want to happen if it was my system in there.
I was interested in one of these since i am hella paranoid about dropping my backpack while my laptop is in it. I double checked the dimensions with this one and it should fit fine for the mpr 13"
But most backpacks designed for laptops have a separate padded sleeve for the laptop itself, which in turn goes into a padded pocket. Light drops and knock-arounds shouldn't be an issue as long as the machine is properly secured inside the bag.
I'd only invest in a Pelican if you work in extremely harsh field environments. Otherwise, their cases may be a lot more cumbersome to you than useful. I own a few Pelican products for protecting my DIT gear for film sets.