Looking for a permenant case to add on my macbook to protect it. I have a two kids under 6 running around, and just fret over what could happen, not to mention the scratches that could happen on my macbook from day to day use.
A plastic case isn't going to protect your computer from a broken screen, or anything other than superficial scratches.
If anything, it'll make it hotter and less comfortable to use.
not true, I have used incase shells on my laptops with out issues and my wife uses speck hard shells - never had an issue with heat what so ever - as for drops.. Wife dropped her laptop on the hard wood floor from her lap.. no marks, dents or other damage.. as for the hardwood.. it faired worse..
I do prefer cases on our units - to prevent dents and scratches...
if you done like hard type shells you can add zagg, its like a clear thin plastic wrap on your unit..
it takes lots of patience to install but looks great.
Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2.9GHZ i7 12GBs
Apple Thunderbolt display 27", Macally Bluetooth Keyboard
Internal 1 x OCZ Deneva2 SSD 480 GBs ( removed superdrive - installed 750GB HD in place )
LaCie Stark 1TB for time machine, Apple Track Pad
Moshi Keyboard cover ( to catch the drool when surfing rumor sites )
some good thoughts far...wanted to add that the carbon fibre is something that's good too from a grip perspective when the mbp is closed, but would prefer the non sticker type, and something that clings on instead...
Maybe speck is the best for that...don't know...actually, it doesn't come with carbon fibre cases...