Let’s be real; a MacBook Pro is not a cheap accessory. When you take the plunge to purchase one, you must purchase a case. Having the right case will guarantee the safety of your machine: no scratches, cracked screens, or busted hardware.
To help you choose the best one, we have taken the liberty of doing our own research. Below, you will find the best cases on the market.
Designed specifically with Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro models in mind, the Mosiso case is sleek, lightweight, and gorgeous to look at. It’s a hard-shell design, so offers some protection against knocks and bangs, as well as scratches, and it’s easy to attach with a simple clip mechanism. It’s also vented to help prevent heat build up, and even comes with a screen cover and color-coded keyboard cover to help prevent against damage from spills and smears.
It’s available in a variety of colors and patterns, from roses to colorful swirls and other patterns. It’s also affordable at under $20.
The shockproof hard case from Mektron takes protecting your MacBook Pro to a whole new level. It combines a hard shell with protective, shock-absorbing ridges on the front and back of every corner, ensuring that drops and bangs are warded off in equal measure. The protective casing on the rest of the MacBook means that it’s well-protected from scratches when in transit, too.
The rubberized feet offer additional functionality that lets you tilt the laptop for a better angle for on-desk typing, and there are vents on the underside to make sure that the MacBook gets enough airflow to remain cool.
Compatible with both the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro, it is model-dependent, however, so make sure to order the right case for your particular notebook.
For a touch of class, Apple’s own first-party leather cases are a cut above the rest. Available in three distinct colors for the 13-, 15- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, it’s made from high-quality European leather with a soft microfiber lining to help protect against scratches and scrapes.
You may want an additional laptop bag if you plan to use this for travel, but there are few MacBook Pro sleeves that look as good as Apple’s own. Just be prepared to pay for the privilege.
For a leather look at a fraction of the cost of the Apple option, Fintie’s Protective Case for MacBook Pro models is a great alternative. At $12, it still looks the part with a PU leather coating, air vents to prevent heat build-up, and great anti-slip and anti-scratch protection. Cutouts for all ports mean you retain easy access to everything you had without the case in place and there are several color options to pick from.
Designed with the 13-inch MacBook Pro in mind, it works with the latest MacBook Pro models.
A more generic laptop carry case, the Tomtoc 360 Protective Briefcase combines a reinforced fabric shell with a soft, cushioned interior that wraps around all corners and sides. It’s compatible with the 2016 through 2019 MacBook Pro and both the 13- and 15-inch models (as long as you buy the right version). It’s also available in a variety of color options.
Each corner of the case has a rubberized, protective material to add additional strength to the overall structure of the bag, and there are two front pockets with space for accessories like chargers and other smart devices.
To top it all off, there is a carry handle for easy transportation — a perfect companion to a sleeved or naked MacBook Pro.
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