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Looking for laptop bag for large 17" laptop

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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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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.
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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If you have a G74 I would just get the ASUS backpack. You know it will fit and it looks nice. I have a G70 and I know what you mean, most 17" bags wont fit these laptops. :/
$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