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Review on Peacock Green Hard Case Cover For MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-Inch, Mid 2012/2013/2014/Mid 2015) - Model A1398 (No CD-ROM, No Touch Bar) By UESWILL, Includes Microfiber Cleaning Cloth by Anthony Tegan

Revainrating 4 out of 5

Love it, wish it had a longer life

This case looks fantastic, and really does a surprisingly good job of protecting my computer. I take it all kinds of places (mobile recording studio engineer), and it has protected my computer from several scary falls. One of which happened on a concrete floor in the exact same location as the fall that severely damaged my last Macbook without a case, and this time there was nearly no damage. This is not a heavy duty case, nothing like an otterbox-style phone or laptop case. It's good for protecting a Macbook from scratches and small dents during use and in a bag, but you should still treat your computer like a delicate piece of equipment, not a football or a makeshift hammer.One issue I had to consider when choosing a computer case is how the case affects cooling. Working in professional audio software is as intensive on the CPU as gaming is on the GPU, so I'm pushing my top-tier, custom Macbook pro to its absolute limits for hours on end. My computer gets so hot that I have actually burned myself on it! But this case does not get in the way of the computer's ability to cool itself. All the vents are in exactly the right place, and allow for plenty of airflow. My peak CPU speed doesn't drop at all with this case, even when the computer is at its heat limits.The case looks FANTASTIC. I have the Galaxy Pattern with the green and orange nebulae, and I get lots and lots of compliments. Everybody who sees it comments on it, and If any astronomers are interested, this is an artist's rendition of a structure called the Celestial Spire, part of the Eagle Nebula. My desktop background is Hubble's famous image of the Pillars of Creation, on the other side of the Eagle Nebula. So yeah, this case is a great conversation starter! Very happy with how it looks, which is why I've bought a few of these.Which brings me to my last point: I wish this held together a little longer. I got my first one about a year ago, and although it feels very durable and does a good job protecting my computer from light tossing around, it seems to have a limited lifespan. My first one started to develop small chips and cracks after about six months. The first thing to chip seems to be the little lips that snap the case on to the computer. I replaced it, and about eight months later the new one is just now starting to develop some small chips. Now, I think my use is among the heaviest that this case would be suitable for, so I'm not too disappointed. I'm still so pleased with it that I'm going to buy a third! I could buy an otterbox-style case, but that would make my computer more likely to overheat, take up more space in my bags, and not look nearly as cool. Overall I'm quite pleased, and will definitely buy again!

img 1 attached to Peacock Green Hard Case Cover For MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-Inch, Mid 2012/2013/2014/Mid 2015) - Model A1398 (No CD-ROM, No Touch Bar) By UESWILL, Includes Microfiber Cleaning Cloth review by Anthony Tegan

  • Smooth hard case protects your MacBook from everyday scrapes and scratches.
  • The case may make it difficult to adjust the MacBook Pro's screen angle