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hard cases? #4660939
02/09/18 01:27 PM
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buck91 Online content OP
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So far I've been storing my new laptop in the very nice cardboard padded box that it came it. Simple "hatbox" style and works very well but I know it will eventually start falling apart. I like that it offers just a little more protection than a softcase and works great to keep the dust off it. I don't need anything like the pelican cases out there. Can anybody recommend or comment on a basic, easy to use hard sided laptop case? FWIW this ia 15.x inch laptop.


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Re: hard cases? [Re: buck91] #4660966
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Re: hard cases? [Re: buck91] #4660971
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Try a gun store and look at pistol cases that would fit.


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Re: hard cases? [Re: buck91] #4661058
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I've traveled all over the world with my soft sided bag I got at Marshalls. Why do you think you need something tactical? Laptops aren't that delicate.


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Re: hard cases? [Re: buck91] #4661110
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My soft Targus laptop case has outlasted 3 laptops in a work van application (the first 2 died of old age, not damage).


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Re: hard cases? [Re: buck91] #4661187
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Harbor freight sells pelican knockoffs for cheap.


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Re: hard cases? [Re: Leo99] #4661303
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Originally Posted By: Leo99
I've traveled all over the world with my soft sided bag I got at Marshalls. Why do you think you need something tactical? Laptops aren't that delicate.


That’s the answer. Softsides never let me down. About the one thing they won’t save it from is maybe sitting on the computer if you come crashing down. Or maybe coming off the top of your car at 35mph shocked. For daily use and travel they work just fine though.

Re: hard cases? [Re: Driz] #4661312
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I travel worldwide with Ogio backpacks … sometimes you just need one hand for a suitcase and another hand free for whatever comes your way …
Very well padded around my Dell notebook and two iPads … holds chargers and papers … a few OTC meds etc …

Re: hard cases? [Re: buck91] #4661347
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My Dell Latitude D630 has proven (many times) just how amazingly durable a "business grade" laptop is built.


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Re: hard cases? [Re: buck91] #4661387
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You get polythene boxes for documents here, with a couple of clips. Take A4 or foolscap sheets so would be big enough for some laptops, and could be supplemented with foam, armour plate, plywood or whatever.

Suggested one for GF's Apple thing but it was unsurprizingly judged to be insufficiently bling.


Re: hard cases? [Re: Ducked] #4661588
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Originally Posted By: Ducked
You get polythene boxes for documents here, with a couple of clips. Take A4 or foolscap sheets so would be big enough for some laptops, and could be supplemented with foam, armour plate, plywood or whatever.

Suggested one for GF's Apple thing but it was unsurprizingly judged to be insufficiently bling.



That would’ve perfect if I can find the right size!


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