Does your MacBook need a case? – Review Geek

MacBook in the user's hand while walking
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MacBooks are a great investment, so many owners are considering taking a MacBook case, sleeve or leather to protect it from scratches and other damage. Being an Apple device means endless accessory options, but do you even need a MacBook case?

While the case and the screen protector is a wise idea for something like an iPad, where you constantly use it on the go and touch the display, things are a little different when it comes to laptops. In the end, though, it all depends on how and where you use your MacBook, and that’s why.

MacBooks are quite durable

Rose gold MacBook table.
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Apple designs its laptops with a single aluminum frame, which is quite resistant to everyday wear. All ports are strong and sturdy, which means that the most risky parts are the screen and keyboard. However, each MacBook screen has a durable scratch-resistant glass panel covering the display. Apple’s Macbooks are quite durable.

Although your Macbook can last for years with just a little care and caution, it only takes one accident to turn into a paperweight that requires expensive screen repairs.

It depends on how you use it

New Apple MacBook 16-inch with applications
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Honestly, how many of you use your MacBook on your lap? Most laptops end up on a desk or table, which means they are relatively safe when it comes to everyday hazards.

On the other hand, it all depends on how you use yours. If it is always on the couch or dinner table, there is certainly a higher risk of being hit, dropped or damaged. Many business professionals take their MacBook anywhere and everywhere as a photographer, which means it’s more prone to accidents.

If you’re constantly on the go, a mobile professional, a road warrior, or frequently taking your MacBook out of the house, you can take advantage of a case or sleeve. Obviously, water can quickly damage your laptop, but the case can help with small bumps on the road day after day.

For those with a MacBook that never leaves your home office, you probably don’t need a case.

Can the MacBook case affect performance?

Dongle Satechi Pro Hub Max for MacBook

When you buy a MacBook, you know you’re getting a computer designed to run like a well-oiled machine. Apple builds each of them to work perfectly outside the box, to accept various accessories and to dissipate heat, if necessary, from specific areas. For most, air flows through vents at the bottom or the gap between the screen hinge and the body.

Getting a case for your MacBook can undoubtedly help keep it safe, but buying a cheap and poorly designed case can affect performance or limit accessories. For example, I love mine Dongle Satechi Pro Hub Maxbut it doesn’t work with my 16-inch MacBook Pro case. And this is not the only accessory with this problem.

Another thing you will want to consider is heat. Apple’s MacBook dissipates heat when needed, and the aluminum design helps. Some poorly designed cases (or hard covers) can prevent the machine from working as expected. We’ve seen some cheap cases on Amazon that cover the vents on the bottom, and technically the box can limit heat dissipation by trapping it inside.

Some hard cases may even scratch the corners of your MacBook over time, potentially limiting resale value, but I’ve never experienced this in any of the boxes I’ve owned.

Most cases from well-known manufacturers should keep it safe without restricting ventilation or performance. MacBook skins, such as a dBrand leatherare a popular option that usually covers only the top, which will not create problems.

MacBook cases are stylish and help it stand out

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Perhaps the biggest reason most people get a case or leather for a MacBook is to help it stand out, be fashionable, or add a little style. You can get a MacBook Pro case to change the color, hide the Apple logo, or be a fashion statement. Or skins can also protect the top from scratches and dents.

If you’re constantly out and want your MacBook to stand out from the crowd, consider getting a quality case. Or, if you work in an office with multiple MacBook users, the case or case will make it easier to distinguish yours from everyone else.

Still want a case for your MacBook?

MacBook cases are a great way to make your device stand out or protect it from everyday dangers if you’re always on the go. Most of them are cheap, especially considering the high price of the laptop itself. MacBook cases are easy to install, give you a little peace of mind, keep it scratch-free longer, and make it easier to sell when you upgrade in a few years.

If you’re ready to get a case for your MacBook, here are some great options to consider:

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