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I got this case based on multiple reviews and recommendations. It looks and feels great. It protects the laptop well.
The only problem that I have is that it seems to hold the heat in the computer. If I start watching netflix, it warms up quickly and stays hot. Yes, I realize that graphics and processor intensive tasks will build up heat, but this was crazy. The fans would kick on and run near maximum. This would drain the battery pretty quickly. I could barely get a movie done on full charge and my battery has less than 100 cycles on it.
I pulled the case off for a few weeks to see if made a difference. I have my macbook pro back. No overheating. No fan noise. My battery performance has doubled.
The case protects like it is supposed to and it is very good looking, but the performance issues are not worth it for me.
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I purchased this one after seeing the same one and it lead me to this link saying it was a “newer” version. Doubt theres a difference but it was $5 cheaper so I went with it. I had read previous reviews for the other style that had mostly positive reviews except that one pesky “most helpful critical” review that leaves doubt in your mind. So after some thought I decided to just go with it. I tend to do intense research on things before I purchase them and I never ever write the reviews but I’m so happy with this case I had to put all of the doubts out of anyones mind. Nothing is perfect so there are a couple concerns I’ve had so far (note that I’ve only had it a couple days)
First off, I have pets and because the case is satiny the hair doesn’t just breeze past it. I have to wipe it off every so often along with the other fuzzes that show up, maybe because I got the purple (which is the most beautiful rich deep purple I might add) so these things show up more than say a lighter color. The one thing about another review I read was that there was a bit of gapping between the case and actual computer and yes that is true but if you follow the directions of taking it off and wiping it out once a month I don’t see that being a super issue. Other reviews also commented on the case making it heavier, I don’t notice a huge difference and it doesn’t impede the screen hinge at all, it’s not falling up or down, it stays where I want it. And to address the scratching and markings of the case concerns, I plan on using this to supplement an actual sleeve, it’s easier to replace a scratched case, not so easy to fix a scratched up MacBook.
Ultimately these minor details are a small price to pay for protection of such an expensive investment. I love it. End of story. Don’t hesitate, its a good case.
I love this case, I have it in aqua and my kids have it in orange. It stands up to the kids’ abuse, it wipes clean easily, and unlike in some of the pictures, you CAN see the illuminated apple on your laptop through the case. I recommend it! You can protect and personalize your Mac a bit while still showing off that you have a Mac. ;o)
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