When professional mountain guide and expert climber Dave Hahn is
packing for an expedition up Mount Everest, he always brings along the
essentials: climbing gear that’s in working order, clothes warm enough
for the Himalayan clime, and his MacBook equipped with a 128GB
solid-state drive (SSD).
Obviously, we’re big fans of MacBooks. We take them everywhere. And
while Apple makes pretty sturdy gear, we’ll admit that we still like to
give our machines a bit more protection. There are tons of laptop
sleeves on the market, but unfortunately, a lot of them strike us as a
bit—well, blah. Haul’s line of MacBook sleeves, on the other hand, are
anything but boring. Made from recycled billboards, each is a
one-of-a-kind piece that can transport your laptop in singular style.
Like everything Apple does, the new MacBook Pro lineup spawned a great
deal of Internet chatter among Mac faithful. Some welcomed the new
13-inch Pro with open arms, remembering the well-loved 12-inch
PowerBook—and happy to have a small MacBook with pro-level features as
an option. Others were less than pleased with the loss of the
ExpressCard slot in most MacBook Pro models (see “MacBook Semi-Pro?”
below), which Apple replaced with an SD Card slot in all but the
17-inch model. With no fewer than six different models available—not to
mention BTO options—there’s a wide range to choose from. And with a
$1,300 price spread across all the MacBook Pros, it’s clear that Apple
is targeting the new Pro models at a wider audience than ever.