I was looking at a nice rugged waterproof digital camera on sale today. I thought to myself, "Boy, will this case make this camera last a while." And then I remembered that I'd had two previous ruggedized cameras, and I'd gotten a new one every 3 or so years. Not because the camera broke, but because it was electronics, and they paled in comparison to the new stuff. Buying a super duper protective and nice case for almost anything electronics related is kinda like encasing a sandwich in a permanently sealed glass case- may make it look nicer, but you're gonna get a new sandwich tomorrow. And that case is HUGE. The benefit of a laptop is size and portability. Otherwise, build a desktop computer in a nice case. You can always upgrade desktop parts. So it certainly looks nice, no doubt about it. Functionality over form usually takes the win when I'm deciding on something.