The MacBook Pro is a hell of a machine, with slick internals and three very recent updates (late 2016, mid-2017, and 2018). If you've just picked up a new laptop, then you'll want to protect it or maybe even just dress it up a bit.

Here are the best cases for your MacBook Pro.

Note: Always remember to select the right size and model before you check out. Also remember that any case for the 2016 MacBook Pro will fit the 2017 and 2018 models too.

TopCase 2-in-1 ultra slim hard cover

This $15 hardcover case from TopCase might be the most reviewed case on Amazon, and over 70% of reviews fall in the 4- or 5-star range. This is the perfect basic case for your MacBook Pro and it comes in 13-inch and 15-inch versions, so it's great for everybody.

This case is made from a hard plastic but features a softer rubberized coating, which provides excellent grip, especially when it's sitting on your lap. There are 18 color options to choose from, from matte black to vibrant "hot blue".

i-Blason dual layer cover

If you're looking for some rugged protection, then i-Blason's $30 heavy duty dual layer cover is the way to go. It's made from hard plastic and features a softer, more flexible TPU bumper around the edges for shock absorption.

Everything's covered and protected properly, but you still have full, open access to all the ports and the battery check button. You have the option of black with blue, black with green, all black, or white.

YMIX hard plastic cover

If you're looking for a bit of protection but really just want to jazz up the boring metal exterior of your MacBook Pro, then check out YMIX's plastic covers, which feature a wide range of designs, from a photo of a cat with large sunglasses (my favorite) to a globe to Studio Ghibli's Totoro character (actually my favorite).

Pricing starts around $19.

These two-piece cases have a hard plastic top and a rubberized bottom so that it doesn't slip off the desk while you're working. Not every design is available for all MacBook Pro models, so make sure you have the right device and not just the design you want.

KEC hard shell cover

If you're looking something with a nice design but aren't partial to cats with glasses or mandalas, then check out KEC's "out of this world" cases, which feature space scenes, as well as abstract, wavy paint designs. If you're a stargazer or just like a celestial scene, then these are the cases for you. They're so cool.

There are tons of styles to choose from and they're about $20 apiece.

Each case is made of hard plastic and is finished with a rubber oil paint to prevent slippage. The bottom of each case is fully vented and has little, rubberized feet to raise your MacBook slightly and give it a stable base to sit on.

Mosiso plastic hard case

Mosiso's plastic hard case is probably the best-reviewed MacBook case on Amazon and it even comes with a keyboard cover so that your MacBook Pro is covered through and through. The keyboard cover matches whichever exterior color you choose.

Just like most MacBook cases, these are made from hard plastic and feature an anti-slip rubberized coating. Even though the Apple logo doesn't light up anymore, these translucent cases will still let you appreciate it, as well as the smooth build of your MacBook Pro.

There are 33 color options to choose from and pricing starts around $13. Be sure to choose the correct model before checking out or the case you choose might not fit your laptop.

THEWOODWE walnut wood case

From Etsy, this stylish wooden case is super slim and definitely won't provide much protection, aside from keeping your MacBook Pro scratch-free. Though it seems like more of a skin (you peel and stick it once you place it correctly), this case is indeed made from real walnut and is laser cut to fit your MacBook perfectly. Pricing starts around $80 for the top and bottom covers together.

Though these cases stick via adhesive, THEWOODWE promises they won't leave a residue, and reviews appear to corroborate that. You can get just a top cover or grab a bottom cover as well, which features little feet. If you're looking for an "old-meets-new" look for your MacBook Pro, then a wooden case is the perfect way to go.

Remember that this is more of a skin, so it won't provide any drop protection. Also note that these come from Lithuania, so expect a bit of a longer shipping period.

Pad & Quill Cartella Slim case

Pad & Quill's luxurious Cartella Slim cases will run you about $85 for the 13-inch and around $95 for the 15-inch, but they're handmade and worth every penny if you're looking for a simple, minimalist, sophisticated-looking case for your laptop.

These 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 a soft linen, and your MacBook sturdily stays put thanks to 3M "secure locking adhesive", which leaves no residue on your laptop. Make sure you choose the correct size before checking out.

Speck SmartShell

I've had a Speck SmartShell on my MacBook Pro since I got it in 2010 (think it's time for an upgrade?), and it has seen me through those eight years beautifully. In fact, aside from the inevitable signs of wear and tear (rub marks, a scratch here or there), the case has made it through virtually unscathed, as has my MacBook. These start around $25.

The SmartShell is a two-piece case with rubber feet on the bottom to stop your laptop sliding about. It's rather similar to other cases on this list, but it's a bit thicker, helping it stand up to bumps and travel a little bit better. There are nine color options to choose from, and it's available for just about every MacBook Pro under the sun.

Updated August 2018: Updated pricing for each pick. These are still the best MacBook Pro cases you can buy.

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