You don't have to leave it in the case but you have the option to do so if you want to drop onto the macbook for a few minutes while you have a quick coffee or whatever. There's nothing stopping you taking it out of the case altogether. Personally I have one of these and a soft case. The sodt case is fine if it's going into a larger bag, but the hard cases provide extra protection if that's all you're carrying. They hold decent residual value on ebay also. Owners of older macbooks note that tge current versions are designed for the current wafer thin macbook pros (the expensive non-upgradable ones with the dodgy keyboards). Owners of older macbooks will need to buyer earlier versions (via ebay etc) as the cases are quite a tight fit for whatever is the current model at the time of manufacture. Great cases if you can get a bargain.
That completely blocks the rear-facing vents on the MacBook Pro! I’d rather take any laptop I’m using out of its case anyway unless it’s one of those snap-on plastic ones.
Thank you, ordered one for dell XPS 15.
A hard sleeve offers more protection and with the gauntlet you can use your laptop while it’s in the case like so The soft sleeves here also have an extra pouch for accessories etc. compared to the amazon ones. Amazon sleeves get the job done too
I voted hot because it seems a good deal for the branded sleeve. I have this £4.50 when it was in the warehouse deal and £6.99 now. If the Thule had £15.50 worth of extra features I might be tempted but I can't see any.