Archive for September 23rd, 2015

Accessory shopping and getting back to normal

September 23, 2015

By Matthew E. Milliken
Sept. 23, 2015

Just a few notes on my new laptop.

Data from the old laptop has been moved onto the new laptop; that went pretty smoothly. I also purchased an extended warranty and a protective case without incident.

Well, the extended warranty was acquired without incident, at least. I’m still a little bemused by the lengths I had to go to to get the case.

For some reasons, stores (online and otherwise) are overflowing with laptop sleeves; the same is true of coverings and cases for tablets. But a sleeve, at least to the best of my knowledge, won’t protect a computer unless it’s inserted into the sleeve, in which case the machine can’t be used. So I wanted a shell.

When I returned to the Apple Store in Raleigh’s Crabtree Valley Mall last week, I asked about laptop shells and was directed to the establishment’s back right corner. There I found, yes, a seemingly endless selection of sleeves and iPad cases. But there were only two or three different shells for sale.

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