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Thread: 15" MacBook Pro Retina Bags and Cases

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    TOM BIHN Crew (we work here) Darcy's Avatar
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    Post 15" MacBook Pro Retina Bags and Cases

    We've ordered our new 15" MacBook Pro Retina. Anyone else planning to order?

    Sized specifically to fit the new 15" MacBook Pro Retina and available for pre-order now are the:

    Horizontal Brain Cell, Size 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina
    Vertical Brain Cell, Size 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina
    ($60; pre-order now; ships by late July)

    Horizontal Cache, Size 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina
    Vertical Cache, Size 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina
    ($30; pre-order now; ships by late June)

    Cadet w/the Size 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina Cadet Cache

    The 15" MacBook Pro Retina Horizontal Cache will fit in the:
    ID
    Ego
    Super Ego
    Tri-Star
    Western Flyer
    Zephyr
    Empire Builder
    Aeronaut

    The 15" MacBook Pro Retina Vertical Cache will fit in the:
    Smart Alec
    Brain Bag
    Synapse

    The 15" MacBook Pro Retina Horizontal Brain Cell will clip securely inside of the:
    Ego
    Super Ego
    Tri-Star
    Western Flyer
    Empire Builder
    Note: there's a chance the 15" MacBook Pro Retina Horizontal Brain Cell will also clip inside
    of the ID, but we can't be certain of that until we actually have the new size of Brain Cell to test with the ID.


    The 15" MacBook Pro Retina Vertical Brain Cell will clip securely inside of the:
    Smart Alec
    Brain Bag

    The size of the padded laptop compartment inside of the Buzz and the 15" MacBook Pro Checkpoint Flyer Case won't be updated -- both will continue to provide a great fit for the 15" MacBook Pro and 15" MacBook Pro Retina.
    Last edited by Darcy; 08-02-2012 at 04:22 PM.
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    i'm hoping the apple store across the street from my office will have them in stock this afternoon!
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    I wish I could justify it. However, I'm no longer sad that my department said I can't have a MBA--the new MBP will console me, I'm sure.

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    apple store is back online! but check with your local store if you're considering one of the standard configurations and ask when they will have it. i am waiting to hear back from my apple store to see if they'll have them today...

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    Lucky Badger!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowbot View Post
    Lucky Badger!
    Eh, if you saw some of the things Badger "gets" to read, you might not think Badger is so lucky at all . . .

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    I am thinking about one too.
    I have too many now though as it is(if possible?) and I also never buy something so new until they get the bugs worked out.
    I already have a tough time seeing the screen on my 17" with the resolution so high and wonder if it will be even worse for me with the Retina?

    We don't all have the eyes of a young whippersnapper anymore!

    And for the record "Whippersnapper" seems to be in the computers vocabulary too!

    Ed
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    I've updated the first post in this thread with pre-order information for the new sizes of Brain Cell and Cache. You can also get the scoop on the blog.
    Current Carry: Skookum Dog Citizen Canine prototype, Founder's Briefcase (every day carry), Small Cafe Bag (every day carry), Shop Bags (groceries, extra random stuff), Aeronaut 45 (travel), Synapse 19 (day hikes), Smart Alec (longer day hikes), Skookum Dog Road Duffel (Medium) (travel), Clear Organizer Wallet, Travel Stuff Sacks, Organizer Cubes

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    I'm still on the fence as to switch from my Win7 computer to a MBP. I build my own computers and it allows me to save a bunch and get a lot of use out of the parts. I do like the idea of a MBP with a dual boot with Win7 but to be honest I'm not sure I'd get much use out of the OS X side. But I might be able to dabble a bit with the tools found in OS X to expand my skill set.
    Owner of : Imago, Aeronaut, Brain Bag, Smart Alec, Synapse, Co-Pilot

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    I can't afford to get a new MBP because I'm too busy ordering Tom Bihn bags (steel/solar dyneema synapse) and packing cubes (I believe UPS will see me on the 18th with them!)

    I'm actually quite happy with my 2 yr old MBP and don't see a reason yet to upgrade. In fact there are some changes that I'm not particularly fond of (lack of cd/dvd drive, hard drive while "better" is still too expensive and not enough storage - to get around all of this you have to buy / manage extra peripherals) I'd be interested though to see the display as compared to my current display to see if it really lives up to all the hype!

    sue

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    Based on my experience with multiple Macs (including a first run titanium PowerBook), I recommend waiting a few months and not buying the first batch of new machines. On several occasions I've gotten first run machines because the new edition was released in the time between my order placement and order fulfillment (back in the pre-hype apple days). Each of those machines needed hardware service within the first year. None of my other Macs have required service within the first couple of years.

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    I'm not sure what to do - I'm using an almost 5 year old MacBook (I know, ancient in computer years), but would probably use a new iPad more. Actually, the only thing I use the MacBook for is for music storage and occasional bill paying (photos are stored on duplicate external hard drives). Since I just updated it to Lion, and it's running fine, I will probably wait until later in the year, and go ahead and get the new iPad. There, sometimes it just helps to write it out!

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    I hope you'll indulge me in a brief hijack: if any of you who are upgrading have an old MacBook 11" or 13" in good shape, my college age daughter really wants to buy one. She's poor, I've got to pay her gigantic tuition bill, so pm me if you have a lead on a good deal. Thanks!

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    This just in: the Synapse fits the Cache (Vertical) for the 15" MacBook Pro Retina

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    Current Carry: Skookum Dog Citizen Canine prototype, Founder's Briefcase (every day carry), Small Cafe Bag (every day carry), Shop Bags (groceries, extra random stuff), Aeronaut 45 (travel), Synapse 19 (day hikes), Smart Alec (longer day hikes), Skookum Dog Road Duffel (Medium) (travel), Clear Organizer Wallet, Travel Stuff Sacks, Organizer Cubes


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