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It doesn't matter
Nov 23, 2010 9:23AM PST

It doesn't matter what we think, we're not the ones who will be using it regularly.

I will say that hard body cases are generally a bad idea. They do NOTHING to protect the system that is really worthwhile. Drop the system from any height that would damage it without the case, it will be damaged with the case as well. Hard cases will translate all that kinetic energy through the system instead of absorbing it. So, they're really just a waste of money, and they can cause thermal issues as well.

As for backpacks, anything with a padded laptop compartment should be fine. The more padding the better generally speaking, but the law of diminishing returns exists here as well. Don't rely on the padded compartment to protect the laptop from any amount of abuse. Remember you have an expensive bit of electronics in the bag, and treat it accordingly. Do that, and you'll be fine.

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Dec 19, 2010 4:42PM PST

How a bout using a sleeve for your MB? well this kind of case would serve as a clothe for your MB which primary purpose in to protect it when not in use during your travel. Take a look at these MacBook sleeve