The Mactruck case for MBP 17" ?

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  1. Alpha male, Feb 28, 2012
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    Alpha male macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    Just recently bought a MBP 17" AG 2.5ghz 4gb ram 750gb 7200rpm few days ago.

    To continue feeding my ego, I have been looking for a lot of quality laptop bags/cases but find that they all don't look that great tbh.

    Until I suddenly found this Mactruck laptop case, but I have never heard of it or seen it. Anyone used it before? Do you guys think this case will satisfy me and my 17" AG MBP's ego? Or will I look like a complete tool pulling this thing out?

    http://www.radtech.us/Products/MacTruck.aspx
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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  3. Takashi macrumors regular

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    The first thing that comes to mind when I see that laptop case is that "this person has very low self esteem and in big need of an ego boost". The same thought usually comes to mind when I see teenage kids driving civics with huge exhaust pipes and 747 wings installed on their trunk. Most professional business person will use a leather case or a leather briefcase to carry their laptop. I will just stick with that unless you want to carry a metal sign that tells people you have low self esteem and need to use dead objects to boost your ego.

    Just stick with a regular case and loose the aluminium. The case looks ugly, end of story.
     
  4. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    That is one ugly case!

    A few websites for "premium" laptop bags:

    http://www.sfbags.com/
    http://www.booqbags.com/
    http://mac-case.com/

    sfbags are generally liked by people who buy them. For the other brands I don't know exactly. Personally I went with a "Le Vertigo" from http://www.be-ez.com/ , available at amazon in the US. They are decent, and I like their design, but I wouldn't put them in the super high quality/premium category.
     
  5. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Citation? Professionals seem to use all sorts of cases and bags.
     
  6. Takashi macrumors regular

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    True that, but I don't think "Alpha Male" is a professional. He just need someone to fuel his ego.
     
  7. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    I'd be wary of having any type of unprotected metal around my Macbook.

    It's the one thing that will scratch the heck out of it just on light contact.

    Now that thing looks like it has bumpers but I don't see complete protection.

    steer clear of any metal unless it's completely encased in plastic.
     
  8. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly what I was going to say.

    AND that case seems designed for old style Magsafe plugs. You will have a constant headache connecting the newer style 90-degree head magsafe adapter while in this case.
     
  9. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    i had to come back and look at the case again, it hasnt gotten any prettier, i cant believe they sold 1 of these especially at that price
     
  10. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    and, it is as heavy as the laptop it's supposed to hold. And not place to store the charger, or that external mouse that is displayed on one of the screenshots.

    The protection is also laughable :D
     

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