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Notebook Backpack Recommendations....

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Wulfenite, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. Wulfenite

    Wulfenite The King

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    Does anybody have any notebook carrying backpacks they care to recommend.

    I'd like a pack that is adult sized (longer torso)and not so thick (longer and wider rather than sticking off your back a long ways).
     
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    I use APC notebook backpack everyday, including a lot of travel. It is very comfortable to carry (good back padding), all the straps you want, room for two notebooks (I carry a presentation notebook and a separate server), room for a few books, and many packets for accessories. It lists for $119 on their website (I got it for $69 in retail, but without the electronics they include in the $119 price). Suffice it to say if I was shopping for a new backpack, this is the one I would buy.

    Here is the URL (their website sometimes loads a bit slowly, so have patience):

    http://www.apc.com/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=TPC1900P
     
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    NetNinja Always Faithful

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    Office depot or Office Max carry a cool line of LapTop backpacks.
    I don't remeber the brand.

    There are specifically desgined to carry Laptops, Cellphones, Head phones and music players.
     
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    Crumpler makes some of the best bags around. They're a bit expensive, but -- at least in my opinion -- worth it.

    http://www.crumplerusa.com/
     
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    http://www.booqbags.com/


    These are sick bags. Very functional. Very ergonomic. Very appeasing.

    I got the Boa XL for my Powerbook. I use this bag for not only my laptop, but for all my books. I take it everywhere. This backpack is a stud, no less.

    Edit: what size is your notebook? (Screen)
     
  8. Wulfenite

    Wulfenite The King

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    The Booq bags look pretty cool. Too bad you have to go to LA to try one on.

    The nearest EMS dealer is over 1000 miles away.

    I've not been a big fan of the Kensington products I've handled but that was a few years ago. I suppose I should go look again.

    I dont really fancy the APC procucts with the built in power thing.

    Has anybody ever seen one of the Burton, DaKine, or Mountiansmith computer backpacks?
     
  9. c-mama

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    Of course, it's your final decision. Scott has a Kensington Saddlebag as does a friend of ours. All three of us use ours on a regular basis. I've had mine for 2 years and Scott has had his for 3. Our friend has had his since 1999 and refuses to get anything new - he loves it that much.

    I have not tried or heard about any other Kensington product, though.

    Good luck finding something. There's lots of choices out there and I'm sure you'll find the perfect bag. I guess it's like equating it to finding the perfect holster. ;)
     
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    ;P I thought you were looking for a backpack, not an APC power backup.