The Big New Macbook Dilemma...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by MacLadybug, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. MacLadybug macrumors 6502a

    MacLadybug

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    What have you chosen to do with your new Sexy Aluminum Macbook... enjoy it by keeping it NAKED, protect it with a Skin (BestSkinsEver, Invisible Shield), or snap a Speck/Incase Shell on it? What will you do?
     
  2. santa.claus macrumors newbie

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    i havent received it yet - but i think i'll prefer to keep it 'naked'!
     
  3. MacLadybug thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm struggling. I had an Incase hardshell on my BlackBook before and nothing on previous notebooks. But this one is soooo slick, I don't want to scratch it. but I love the sleekness and don't want to foul that up. Augh, I don't know what to do!
     
  4. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    ill keep it naked, but i'll get a slim neoprene slip case for it...and possibly an anti glare film from powersupport
     
  5. rds macrumors regular

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    I don't see the point in buying something and then ruining the aesthetics trying to keep it looking new with something like a clear shield. What's the point in trying to keep it looking new when you never actually look at it in all it's (naked) glory?
     
  6. mobilehavoc macrumors 6502

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    I'm guessing unless you plan to play football with it or abuse it, the aluminum should hold up well over time. No?
     
  7. mcdj macrumors G3

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    It's not a cell phone, it's a notebook. A skin on a notebook? Eww. It will trap all the nasty bits and oils that you could otherwise wipe off. A hard shell? Why add bulk to such a sleek machine?

    What's wrong with a simple neoprene or a beautiful leather sleeve? Pull it out out when you need it, treat it with care while it's out, put it away as soon as you're done. That's what I did with my 12" Powerbook, and 3 years later it still looks almost new.

    The skins are taking over. Pretty soon they will make them for cars, and eventually babies. I think they're awful. They're like the vinyl covers little old ladies put on their tacky white furniture.

    p.s. this is neither "big" or "new", or a "dilemma".
     
  8. EricJD macrumors regular

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    I'm not going to put a skin or anything on mine, but I'll probably get some sort of case to transport it in.
     
  9. jaredtomas macrumors regular

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  10. christiemp macrumors regular

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    I am wishing I had a skin on this baby right now as a matter of fact, my applesac has yet to arrive from snail mail :(

    I was wrapping up my extension cord for the power adapter before I had put my macbook away and the prong went CLICK against it :( now there is a TINY TINY little black mark on it right where the thumb insert is to open it :(

    First scratch. I almost cried.
     
  11. MacLadybug thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MacLadybug

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    Yes, but would the skin covered that spot?
     
  12. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a

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    I be getting some kind of sleeve for mine for when it is out and about. At home I'll leave it bare.
     

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