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Looking for laptop bag for large 17" laptop

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Hybrid_theory, Nov 16, 2011.

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    Got an Asus G74 laptop, which is a 17.3" screen. The back of the laptop is about 2" thick when closed, so it needs to be fairly big. I don't want a backpack if possible, prefer one that can be used over the shoulder. I picked up a 17" modrec at Canada Computers. But it didn't fit.
     
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    If you have a G74 I would just get the ASUS backpack. You know it will fit and it looks nice. I have a G71 and I know what you mean, most 17" bags wont fit these laptops. :/

    Edit: Sorry I did not see the no backpack part on first read.
     
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    $130 :twitch:

    Maybe ill have another look at the store when I take back the other one.

    Open for other suggestions still.
     
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    Aye, but you DID just drop $1200+ for that beast of a machine, so whats another $130? :p
    If you want a messenger bag Amazon might be your best bet as they normally list dimensions.
    G74 Dimensions: 16.5" x 12.8" x 2.4"

    Bag #1
    Bag Dimensions: 17" x 13" x 4"

    Bag #2
    Bag Dimensions: 16.25" x 12" x 5.75" (Check the link, I think the .8" would not be an issue)
     
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    oddly enough I find the local thrift/resale shops usually have nice laptop bags for <$10..;)


    I have 2 $75 targus backpacks from there that cost me under $10 total:rockout:
     
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    I actually have one of these for my Gateway P7811 FX 17" laptops and there is a ton of room! It is easy to carry either by the handle or as a backpack.

    Targus XL Backpack
     
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