Should I get a hardshell case for my MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cinnabun93, May 19, 2013.

  1. cinnabun93 macrumors newbie


    Jan 24, 2013
    What about a screen protector, keyboard protector? Are they necessary for protecting your macbook? I already have a sleeve.
  2. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    I don't need screen protector because I am not going to touch retina display and no one will touch my rMBP! and I have keyboard cover but never use it until I go to school.
    I just bought Speck SeeThru hard case last week and it looks bit thick to me I wish I could have bought Speck Satin case. :apple:
  3. Ledgem macrumors 65832


    Jan 18, 2008
    Hawaii, USA
    "Necessary" depends on your usage.

    I have some colleagues who seem to drop their computers fairly frequently and as a result have chips and dents on their systems. A hard case would probably be a very wise investment for them. I have never dropped my system and am very careful when moving it around, thus a hard case would be a waste of money for me. There were also some reports of cases raising the computer's temperatures by interfering with the passive cooling from the casing, which could be important if you run your system hard.

    The keyboard protector is similar. Do you often eat or drink around your computer? A keyboard protector could help to guard against crumbs and minor spills, but otherwise it's a bit extraneous.

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