Just last week, I was having lunch with some friends, and the subject of computers, and then by extension laptop cases came up. These three friends and God as my witness, I finished off my bragging about this case by setting it on the concrete, my brand new 13'' MacBook Pro within, and standing on top of it with all of my 175 pounds. I picked it up, opened it, and withdrew my Mac absolutely unharmed. Although choosing this over many other options will mean forfeiting any extra room for your power cord(s) and accessories, this case is amazingly valuable. It's level of durability takes away almost all of my worries, and does a stellar job of protecting my investment from everything I've put it through. And, to speak of the price, people have actually gotten mad when I told them that such a level of protection comes for only around $50 while they're spending almost the same on flimsy little neoprene sleeves. This is the real deal. These people make cases people trust life-saving equipment to, not little sleeves. I have before, I do now, and I will continue to recommend this case to anyone I ever get the chance to because it has more than earned it's place among my gear!That being said, I do have one gripe. the latch. Although it is very convenient to simply pull open as opposed to the more complex/tighter clasps on many other Pelican cases, I have had a few near tumbles of my laptop due to it coming unlatched while I'm moving it around. I haven't gotten around to it yet, but as one of the previous reviewers mentioned, a large strip of Velcro seems to be a simple and durable way to remedy this. Just something to keep in mind. UPDATE Feb 2013: I had my MacBook within this case while biking at a fair clip, and thanks to an obnoxious driver backing out into the bike lane, I wiped out, with myself getting pretty banged up, and my backpack crashing along with me to the ground. While the corner that hit the ground first on the BACKPACK was shredded, not a single BIT of damage was brought upon my computer. I hate to hear that other customers have had issues with their cases, and I hope that Pelican will get with it and make up for their mistake there, but being obligated to stay within my own scope of reference, this case is still brilliant for me!