The MacBook Pro is a heck of a machine, with slick internals and frequent updates (a new one every year since 2016). If you've just picked up one of the best MacBooks, whether it has the Intel chip, M1 chip, M1 Max/Pro chip, or the latest MacBook Pro M2, then you'll want to protect it or maybe even just dress it up a bit with one of the best MacBook Pro cases. Some even come with extras such as a screen protector and a keyboard cover, like the Mosiso plastic hard case.
Note: Always remember to select the right size and model before you check out. Also, remember that the 2019 MacBook Pro case will also fit into the 2016-2018 versions, but the 2020 models are slightly thicker and probably won't. The 2021 version is even thicker and won't fit previous shells. The 2022 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 chip is exactly the same size as the 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1, so cases will be interchangeable between those models. Check each listing carefully before purchase.
Tough and good-looking
Mosiso's plastic hard case comes with a keyboard cover so that your MacBook Pro is covered through and through. Like most MacBook cases, these are made from hard plastic and feature an anti-slip rubberized coating making them one of the best MacBook Pro cases for just about anyone. This one is specifically for the 2020 and 2021 MacBook Pro models.
If you're looking for some rugged protection, then Urban Armor Gear's heavy-duty armor shell is the way to go. The tactile non-slip grip helps deter drops, while the impact-resistant bumpers around the edges protect your M2 16-inch MacBook Pro just in case. The bottom of the case is vented for airflow. If your MacBook Pro is subjected to more than the average bumps, you might consider a heavy-duty case like this one.
If you've got the 2021 14-inch MacBook Pro, you'll need a case that fits just right. This case from UESWILL fits the bill. It comes in a few color options. It's vented at the bottom and has feet to keep from sliding around. It even comes with a microfiber cloth for cleaning your MacBook Pro, though it lacks the Apple logo.
If you're looking for something with a nice and appealing design, then check out KECC's "out of this world" cases. They feature space scenes, as well as abstract painterly designs and faux marble. If you like case with a bit more of a designer look, then these are the cases for you. Choose from a number of different sizes such as the one pictured here for the 2022 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro.
A fun case for a student or anyone that just wants to show off their personality, the Cissook Black Astronaut case is fun yet classy looking too. It's easy to install with snap on pieces, while still giving you access to all the key ports and vents. Many other designs are available but we love the astronaut's combination of sleekness yet fun. This case is for the M2 13-inch MacBook Pro.
These linen-wrapped cases are super thin and feature a wrapped spine, which buckles at a corner to allow your MacBook Pro to open fully. The cover is made from soft linen, and your MacBook sturdily stays put thanks to 3M "secure locking adhesive," which leaves no residue on your laptop. This one is just for the 16-inch M1 and M2 MacBook Pro. When you need to make an elegant impression—look no further than Pad & Quill.
The Speck SmartShell for MacBook Pro is a two-piece case with rubber feet on the bottom to stop your laptop from sliding about. It's somewhat similar to other cases on this list, but it's a bit thicker, helping it stand up to bumps and travel slightly better. As we noted in our review, there are several color options to choose from — and it's available for various MacBook Pro models. This listing is for the 2022 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro.
This case is a lot like others on this list with a matte-finished, hard plastic top and bottom. It comes in several colors, and each case comes with a black keyboard cover. The bottom is vented, so your MacBook Pro doesn't overheat, and the covers snap on and off when you want to admire your laptop on its own. There are multiple size options and tons of colors from which to choose.
This lightweight, form-fitting, durable MacBook Pro cover has a unique texture. The case's exterior features a woolen polyester material, which feels like a cotton blend. It resists moisture and mildew while protecting your MacBook Pro. The case fits your MacBook Pro like a dream and is ventilated for heat release. Dress up and protect your MacBook Pro in this unique fabric case.
The best MacBook Pro cases for you
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For just about anyone, the Mosiso Plastic Hard case is going to be one of the best MacBook Pro cases. It's sturdy and well-fit. The bottom piece is ventilated so your MacBook Pro won't overheat. Rubber "feet" ensure your laptop won't slip around on your desk. Mosiso offers a one-year warranty on the case and the keyboard cover. This is a precision-fit case, so be sure to check your MacBook Pro model number before you purchase the case so it will fit.
If you're looking for more of the best hardshell cases for MacBook Pro, or some great MacBook Pro sleeves, we've got you covered. We've even rounded up our favorite MacBook Pro stands and docking stations, in case you're in the market!
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Karen is a contributor to iMore.com as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at CNET. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, AppAdvice, WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.