I've never really had a "real" case for my macbook, mainly because i was too lazy to search for one. sadly, my old case had finally fallen apart and i was forced to start looking and i found something that was both simple and elegant. i needed a case that was going to provide protection, mainly from me eating food over top my laptop and also look good doing so. luckily, i found exactly what i was looking for, this isn't an otter box for your laptop and at this price, i hope that's not what you're looking for. if you need something that is inexpensive and good enough then that's what this case is primarily for, i love it and it looks great and i recommend it to those who understand it's duties.