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Protecting Your Laptop Investment

Jan 21, 2008
As corporations continue to grow and continue to become more reliant on technology, more people will continue to perform work outside of the office, using the Internet, laptops and virtual private networks. Furthermore, art and media have begun to be extremely reliant on computers for movie-making, editing and special effects creation, leaving the claymation models dried up and the cutting room floor quite spic and span.

Laptops are the computers of choice for many Americans, and those numbers will grow every day. The portability of laptops makes them ideal machines for business, academics, or for anyone who wants the versatility of bringing their work with them. The downside of the laptop revolution is, however, that the convenience of a laptop comes with a price tag.

Laptops are consistently more expensive than desktop PCs and, although they are built for durability, they tend to be more prone to damage because their portability makes them more vulnerable to being dropped, stepped on, or banged around in a fashion that would be unheard of for a desktop PC.

Given the propensity of a laptop to be forced to endure these tortures, it is vital for laptop owners to protect their investment from physical damage that could cost hundreds of dollars to repair or replace. There are warranties available from most manufacturers, and a short-term replacement warranty might be a good idea to protect your laptop from defects in the first six to twelve months after your purchase.

However, laptop warranties are usually fairly expensive and paying the extra money required, over a long period of time, may hardly be worth the added financial stress.

Laptop Sleeves and Protective Cases

If you can't pay for a warranty that would pay for the repair of replacement of your laptop, a second, and extremely cost effective solution is to physically protect your property. There is an enormous selection of laptop and MacBook computer cases and sleeves available that can add padding and protection to your laptop. Laptop and MacBook sleeves are small, cases that usually fit the individual size of your laptop and provide protection from minor drops and traumas that could occur.

Cases are usually larger, and often provide much more protection for your laptop. The styles of laptop and MacBook cases range from backpack-style to satchel style and even briefcase style, which usually have a harder exterior and therefore can protect your laptop from even major falls and traumas.

Additionally, laptop sleeves and cases can now be fashion statements, as they are produced in hundreds of styles, colors and designs that can match a variety of tastes and lifestyles.

With the emphasis that we put on technology today, it is vital that we protect our laptop investments by helping them endure the occasional bumps and bruises, and thus ensuring they remain intact, and fully functional.
About the Author
Art Gib writes for Isis Dei (http://isisdei.com/list.php), a laptop accessories company focusing on laptop sleeves and computer cases for MacBooks and laptops.
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