Laptop or notebook bags come in all shapes, sizes and colours. However, knowing the difference between quality and cheap quality bags can save your laptop, and ultimately your pocket.
It is common that people focus on the notebook itself. Much less consideration is given to its protection. However, the repetitive experience of many customers is disillusion and frustration, because their laptop bag struggles to meet their needs. Many laptop users have seen their laptop bags disintegrate before them, even bags that can cost well over $100.
Many laptop bags have poorly constructed compartments, that unfortunately put pressure on the notebook, especially its lid. This can cause scratches and keyboard impressions on the sensitive and expensive LCD screen. It is not long before other items go into (or hang out of) the laptop bag, including phones, pens, DVD’s, cameras, and other peripherals. Pretty soon one runs out of room – the laptop suffers damage as more and more items are compressed into the bag and against the laptop.
To try to reduce the pressure and save the expensive laptop, you may then start carrying two bags around – maybe even a haversack. The laptop may then end up in the haversack instead of the notebook bag, as the haversack strangely provides more convenient access to the laptop, and also lets the laptop breath a little more. The laptop bag then acts more like a brief case containing important life saving odds and ends. Pretty soon, carrying two bags becomes annoying, cumbersome, prohibitive, and sometimes ridiculous. Ironically, people have felt that they are saving their laptop from the laptop bag!
This is where the experience with Targus laptop bags is different, especially in their mid to higher end range. Targus provides an extensive range of laptop bags / notebook bags that are both functional and unique in design. Features include padded compartments that fit widescreen notebooks with screen sizes up to 20 inches, and the signature rubber Compu-Tread, which comes around the outside of the case and serves as both a stylish design element and shock absorption.
Cases also include front flap pockets eliminating the need to open the main compartment for the items you need most. One can gain quick access to airline tickets, passport, keys and pens/pencils. Additional quick access storage includes padded sleeves for CDs/DVDs, file storage, business card holders and a hidden, side-access mobile phone pocket.
An impressive removable pouch includes mesh front for visibility of contents. Bags also contain an elastic notebook security strap that adjusts to various notebook sizes. Bags are also check-in friendly for your next flight.
These are just some of the features that you will struggle to find in cheaper bags, or bags priced the same as a Targus bag. It may be time to think about whether you want to spend money on cheaper less functional, less protective bags, or buy a bag of quality.
Here are some additional features:
• Improved main compartment panel includes large mesh pocket and 2 padded pockets for accessory storage as well as scratch resistant sleeves to hold CDs or DVDs
• Rear slip pocket for extra storage Luggage strap for easy attachment to rolling travel cases
• Reinforced heavy-duty steel fittings with detachable shoulder strap for less stressful carrying
As you can see, while laptop bags all look the same, they are not. The difference between cheap quality laptop bags and a Targus bag, that will outlast a number laptops, is worth considering.