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    Finding a quality hardshell case for my 2010 Macbook Pro?
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    Finding a quality hardshell case for my 2010 Macbook Pro?
    I have a mid-2010 Macbook Pro, 17". I would like to purchase a hard case, but neither Speck or InCase have them for my size/model. Can anyone recommend an alternate brand that has a proven track record?
    2011 iMac: 27" screen / 3.4 GHz i7 / 2 TB / AMD Radeon HD 6970M 1024 MB / Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3
    2010 Macboo Pro: 17" screen / 2.5 GHz i5 / 8 GB / NVIDA GeForce GT 330M 512 MB / Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5

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    Finding a quality hardshell case for my 2010 Macbook Pro?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJP24 View Post
    I have a mid-2010 Macbook Pro, 17". I would like to purchase a hard case, but neither Speck or InCase have them for my size/model. Can anyone recommend an alternate brand that has a proven track record?
    This is a difficult one. Ever since Apple discontinued the 17" MBP...the supply of hard shell cases has really dried up. When I was looking about 8-10 months ago...Speck was the only place that still had them (and there wasn't many choices).

    Your best bets are e-Bay or Amazon (new or used).

    HTH,

    - Nick
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    Finding a quality hardshell case for my 2010 Macbook Pro?

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    Check out Tom Bihn Brain Cell. Not crush proof but a padded sling system inside hard sided case. It will also go into a backpack or messenger bag. I have one for my 17 and like it.

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    Finding a quality hardshell case for my 2010 Macbook Pro?
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    Nick, the odd thing is that I called Speck, and was told that they started making cases for Macbook Pros AFTER my mid-2010 model. I'd be happy to find one on eBay or Amazon, but if what I was told is true, I'm concerned it might not be a perfect fit and may damage my (now-precious) 17" laptop...
    2011 iMac: 27" screen / 3.4 GHz i7 / 2 TB / AMD Radeon HD 6970M 1024 MB / Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3
    2010 Macboo Pro: 17" screen / 2.5 GHz i5 / 8 GB / NVIDA GeForce GT 330M 512 MB / Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5

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    Finding a quality hardshell case for my 2010 Macbook Pro?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJP24 View Post
    Nick, the odd thing is that I called Speck, and was told that they started making cases for Macbook Pros AFTER my mid-2010 model. I'd be happy to find one on eBay or Amazon, but if what I was told is true, I'm concerned it might not be a perfect fit and may damage my (now-precious) 17" laptop...
    Maybe I'm misunderstanding things...but I used to have a 2007 17" MacBook Pro (before the Unibody MacBook Pro's) that I also had a Speck hardshell case for. And now I have an "Early 2011" 17" MacBook Pro also with a Speck hardshell case.

    Speck has been in business since 2001...and Speck has been making hardshell cases for Macintosh laptops for a long time. Like I mentioned...Speck made hard shell cases for the pre-Unibody 17" MacBook Pros (I had a 2007 17" MBP with a Speck hard case)...and Speck made hard cases for Unibody 17" MBP's (I have one).

    Believe me...Speck made a case for your 17" MBP. They're just hard to find...since they are no longer made.

    I did a quick e-Bay search...why wouldn't these work?:

    Speck SPK A1183 See thru Hard Shell Clear Case for MacBook Pro 17" | eBay
    Speck SPK A1183 See thru Hard Shell Clear Case for MacBook Pro 17" | eBay
    Speck SPK A1184 See thru Satin Hard Shell Case for MacBook Pro 17" in Black | eBay

    I actually have the Speck black Satin case. But I didn't pay anywhere near the $130 the e-Bay seller is asking for it! These guys know that these things are no longer made...so they are charging a TON for them!!!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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