textbooks crushing macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Beowulf666, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Beowulf666 macrumors regular


    Nov 26, 2007
    So I just bought a case to carry my macbook/textbooks in today. And i was just wondering. The macbook casing isn't exactly the toughest stuff in the world, and when i put a few of my text books and binders in the bag along with my macbook I just sorta get the feeling like I'm gonna crack my screen because there's too much pressure. I look at my macbook and it's fine every time i pull it back out, but i just sorta have that "new buyers feeling" where i want to make sure NOTHING bad happens to it. So what do you guys think? I mean it's not crammed up to the point where i can't close the zipper, but i just get that feeling like somethings gonna happen, but am i just being a bit too worrisome? any advice will be much appreciated.

  2. gazfocus macrumors 68000


    Jan 3, 2008
    Liverpool, UK
    You can get a sleeve for the macbook (from most computer sellers and ebay), and they are often shock resistant. This would be a good purchase if you're worried about books damaging your macbook.
  3. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    if you have any kind of case use it. That will prevent abrasive damage and or scuffing to the outer case.

    Other than that I carry books in my backpack along with my MBP. If you're scared of damaging it by weight alone, dont put the backpack flat on the ground with the computer under the books (inside the backpack). Leave it upright.
  4. Beowulf666 thread starter macrumors regular


    Nov 26, 2007
    Well i just mean that when i press down lightly on my macbook's screen back part, it sorta bends in a little. I guess I'm just a little paranoid lol. I'll definitely put it up right or at least have my macbook on top of my books instead of the other way around. Thanks ^_^.
  5. kuebby macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2007
    Same thing happens if I press on the outside of my MBP. I'm just careful with it and I bought a backpack with a protective sleeve for the laptop so it doesn't get damaged.
  6. phungy macrumors 68020


    Dec 5, 2006
    Try carrying one or two textbooks in your hand :)
  7. Beowulf666 thread starter macrumors regular


    Nov 26, 2007
    Yeah mine has a sleeve too, and it seems padded enough. It's my first laptop so i just want to be EXTRA sure you know? but thanks, i feel a bit more comfortable now ^_^.
  8. nilepoc macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2002
    Silver Spring MD

    I thrash my macbook pro, carrying it around in a messenger bag with a sleeve case. No problems yet.

    You should be fine.
  9. Megatron macrumors regular

    Nov 19, 2005
    I just try to be gentle with my backpack when my mbp is in it, and when I set it down on the ground I put the side with the books on the bottom so the weight isn't pushing down on the mbp. So far it's been fine.
  10. FanOfMac macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2008
    Sleeve - Works Great!!

    Try this sleeve purchase at MacMall and get your money back through rebate. I did. You can too.

    FREE 13.3" Edge I Shoulder Case (black/titanium) after mail-in rebate. Price before rebate is $34.99.

    http://www.macmall.com/macmall/shop...houlder Case - Black/Titanium-Carrying Cases

    I put my MacBook in my Edge I and place my Edge I in my backpack. I'm protected. But if I don't need to lug around anything else, then my Edge I has a handle!
  11. macRat17 macrumors member


    Dec 27, 2007
  12. letswastetime macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2007
    as long as you have a case you should be fine.

    i have a case for mine and i put it in my backpack with all my books and school stuff and its perfectly safe.
  13. Collin973 macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2006
    exactly what I do. Be conscious of where and how you put your backpack down and don't throw it across the room on to your couch.

    I've been carrying mine with a backpack full of textbooks and more for over a year now and my MBP is still in pristine condition.

    I use to worry about the books hurting my mbp. So, just be careful and cautious and you'll be a-ok.
  14. elcid macrumors 6502

    May 5, 2007
    I have had mine for 8 months now and still wonder. But low and behold there are no problems and it boots up fine every time. I have a padded area like a sleave and some books I carry around. Works well.
  15. Billz macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2007
    I put my MacBook in my bookbag all the time. It has a padded pocket made for a laptop. I haven't had any problems with mine yet. Just treat it like a fragile computer and you should be fine.


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