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im thinking of getting a macbook for college and was wondering if a macbook can handle being tossed around in a backpack? like is it rough enough for a college student?
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um, well, just be careful . the macbook i would think would handle rough situations as far as cosmetic more than a Macbook Pro due to the plastic, but i wouldn't count on it holding up very well if you tossed it up in the air, landing it 7 feet away, if you get what i'm saying.

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Yeah but to keep it from getting scratched get an INcase, i got one it's great!
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I've got a PowerBook that I carry to class in a backpack every day. It has held up just fine, and I don't see why the MacBook would be any different.
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just curious why, even if it was 'rough enough', you wouldn't treat something that cost $1000 with a little extra care...
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I've been tossing my Macbook into my bag for over a year now and it works great. Just be sure to get some sort of sleeve so that it doesn't rattle around inside your bag.


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Yep it sure will. I carry my Macbook to class about every other day and it still works great. I have a Case Logic sleeve that mine fits in perfectly that I use.

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Get a snap on Spec Case, and it should be fine

Also, a good Backpack, like the swiss army ones on apple's site, work great!
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