When choosing a laptop sleeve - often also called a laptop cover - you want one that protects your device and looks good while doing it. HP® has plenty of options that provide the extra padding you need while making sure you and your laptop look great as well. Whether you’re a businessperson who needs to look professional at your next meeting or a student wanting to show off your personality, HP® has got you covered.
Before you choose your laptop sleeve, do a bit of research so you know you’re choosing the right type for your computer. You want to make sure that it is the right size, has extra room for your accessories if you need it, and that it is easy to carry.
How to choose the right laptop sleeve
Know your computer model
One of the best things you can do when buying a laptop sleeve is to shop from the brand where you bought your laptop. You’ll be able to select from sleeves that have been designed specifically for your device, so it fits well and has features designed to work with the model you have.
You can find your laptop model by visiting Settings on your computer, or simply check out the serial number located on the bottom of your HP device.
Know your laptop size
The most important determining factor when choosing the right computer sleeve is whether or not it will fit your device. You want to find a sleeve that is meant to fit your computer. If you choose a sleeve that is too large, it may not provide the right amount of protection if you drop your laptop. And one that is too small may make it impossible to put your laptop in the case at all.
Before you begin looking for sleeves, know the dimensions of your computer and if there are any measurements that wouldn’t fit a standard sizing. If you had any custom work done to your device, or you routinely keep a dongle in a port on the side of your laptop, keep that in mind as well. Most laptop sizes are pretty simple to determine: either search for your device online or measure the length of your screen diagonally.
Make it snug
You want your notebook to fit snugly within its sleeve. This can prevent breakage if you happen to drop it. However, one that is too tight may either have to be returned or will not protect the delicate edges of your computer. Take some time to measure your computer before you purchase your case.
Choose the material you want
You also need to consider if the sleeve’s material will protect your device properly. If you care about how the case looks, material can be a big part of whether or not it is stylish. You can most often find sleeves in polyester, nylon, and microfiber, but there are other options as well like leather. Some materials tend to hold up better than others, which is another factor when you are thinking about price and how long you want your sleeve to last.
The material’s thickness can be also helpful when you need some extra padding and if you plan to take your laptop outdoors. You may need it to be weather resistant or to have a tougher exterior material than you would need if you only plan to keep your laptop indoors. Nylon and microfiber are the best choices when it comes to material that can withstand the elements.
A thicker sleeve is better if you’re unsure about which material would best suit your device. It provides more protection and will often include neoprene in the interior, which can offer more insulation and cushioning.
Know what’s on the inside
The exterior of your case is important, but you should also know how it’s designed on the inside. Determine whether or not you want it to store additional items, such as headphones, power cords, external hard drives, and more. This will require much more space in the interior of your sleeve, which of course adds some bulk. It may also not be enough space if you need to carry a number of accessories. If you need more storage, then you should look into some proper laptop bags from HP®.
Consider the warranty
Before you take the plunge and buy a new sleeve, you should also consider the importance of a warranty. Custom sleeves often come with a longer warranty, allowing you to get a new one if it shows defects during usage. Normal sleeves may or may not have a warranty attached, so you’ll want to double-check before you buy if this is a concern. It’s good to know that almost all HP laptop sleeves come with a 1-year limited warranty.
5 most stylish HP laptop sleeves
If you own an HP laptop, the first place you’ll want to look for a sleeve is from HP®. This allows you to find a sleeve that will fit your device like a glove, and you’ll know that you’re choosing one that’s well-made and can hold up to your lifestyle. Let’s now take a look at the most stylish and best laptop cases available.
1. HP carry sleeve 15
Designed to look modern and offer protection at the same time, the HP carry sleeve 15 is great for all 15-inch laptops. It includes a padded handle that can make carrying your device simple and can save you investing in an additional bag. The handle retracts, too, giving you extra room when you’re ready to store your laptop.
The large front pocket provides some space for a mouse, pen, and other smaller accessories you may want to carry with you. Plus, you won’t have to worry about spills or a little light rain with the water-resistant fabric. For a reasonable price, this case is set to go where you do while completing a stylish look.
30-day return policy
Extra-durable materials for a long-lasting sleeve
2. HP ENVY urban 15.6 sleeve
Built to make a statement wherever you go, the HP ENVY urban 15.6 sleeve offers a number of special features to protect your computer and look good while doing it. With split leather handles, you get the feel of a briefcase without the added heft and bulk. The HP logo is stitched in a lovely tan color, while the charcoal gray fabric stands out no matter what you’re wearing.
You also have some extra padding to keep your laptop safe from bumps and impacts, while the water-resistant fabric keeps it nice and dry. Plus, with the additional secure pocket, you have protection against anyone trying to steal your data. If you own an HP ENVY laptop, this is the sleeve for you.
Lightweight at 0.88 lbs
Fits all laptops up to 15.6 inches
3. HP reversible neoprene sleeve
Your idea of style can change day to day, which is one reason to consider the HP reversible neoprene sleeve. Because it’s made of neoprene, the sleeve provides both flexibility and durability. Also, you can choose one of the two designs available when you pick this sleek sleeve for your laptop.
You can do away with zippers altogether, too, because this sleeve allows you to freely move without possibly catching on other items. For both business and pleasure, this case allows you to enjoy freedom of style and movement.
Lightweight at 0.48 lbs
Fits all laptops up to 15.6 inches
4. HP Spectre 13.3 split leather sleeve
Nothing says style like leather, and the HP Spectre 13.3 split leather sleeve helps you look sophisticated at work or play. With the included copper hardware and micro-suede interior, you can protect your HP Spectre laptop and look good, too. Best of all, it’s reasonably priced so you can stay stylish without breaking the bank.
With the water-resistant leather exterior meant to protect from bumps and scrapes, you’re set to take on a day at the office, on the road, or wherever your work takes you. Plus, you have support from HP® in the included 1-year warranty, making it simple to return if something goes wrong.
Fits most 13.3-inch laptops
Returns accepted for up to 30 days
5. HP 15.6-inch standard black sleeve
Sometimes, simple style is the best style. While this sleeve may seem plain at first glance, its black color and extra pocket make a bold statement. The HP 15.6 standard black sleeve gives you the opportunity to dress up or down. Whatever the occasion, you’re set to make an impression.
You also have room for accessories thanks to the front pocket. Extra padding and a faux-fur lining keep your device safe and snug while providing a little extra flair as well.
Fits most 15.6-inch laptops
Tough exterior fabric to protect your device
Finding the best laptop sleeve can be much easier when you search for one that was designed to fit your device. HP® has sleeves that will turn heads while keeping your laptop safe and sound with extra padding and tough fabrics at affordable prices.
About the Author: Daniel Horowitz is a contributing writer for HP® Tech Takes. Daniel is a New York-based author and has written for publications such as USA Today, Digital Trends, Unwinnable Magazine, and many other media outlets.
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