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JzzTrump22
Jun 20, 2004, 07:13 PM
I'm trying to find a decent backpack to carry my 15" powebook in. All i can find are $100 backpacks. There has to be something a little more resonably priced that is decent. I'm looking at the $40 range. Any suggestions. I did find one or two but don't know anything about them. The Targus Pulse seems to be resonable. Anyone have any suggestions?

KingSleaze
Jun 20, 2004, 07:38 PM
I'm trying to find a decent backpack to carry my 15" powebook in. All i can find are $100 backpacks. There has to be something a little more resonably priced that is decent. I'm looking at the $40 range. Any suggestions. I did find one or two but don't know anything about them. The Targus Pulse seems to be resonable. Anyone have any suggestions?

This is a case of you get what you pay for. The higher priced backpacks will have more protection from physical damage. I personally got the Brenthaven briefcase.

mattroberts
Jun 20, 2004, 07:57 PM
I have a crumpler.

http://www.crumplerusa.com/products/backpacks.html

It is by far the best built bag I've ever seen. However I have no experience with their backpacks. and I think the prices are a bit more than your interested in. But in my case any damage to my PB would be devastating and since i loose applecare soon VERY expensive. Protecting your PB is a must - do your best to make sure its got insane padding.

cheers
m

JzzTrump22
Jun 20, 2004, 08:47 PM
Those are one of the most messed up looking backpacks i've ever seen. Well i'm looking into a backpack because i'm going to college and i don't want to draw attention to myself by letting people know i have a laptop in a laptop bag. So i want a backpack because it's a lower profile. I won't be traveling with it too much, it will mostly be stationary, so thats why i don't really want to spend $100+ on something that will have minimal use.

jcook793
Jun 20, 2004, 09:16 PM
What I did with my iBook is get a sleeve for extra protection and just use a regular backpack. Hopefully this keeps me from being labeled as "easy target for laptop" by the bad guys. I got mine from here:
http://www.booqbags.com/Search.bok?category=Laptop%20Sleeves

lefty111
Jun 20, 2004, 09:18 PM
I have an InCase form-fitting sleeve for my TiBook, and I can place this inside an ordinary EastPak bookbag when on campus.

JzzTrump22
Jun 20, 2004, 09:23 PM
The Targus Matrix is $4 cheaper and you get a whole backpack. It got awsome reviews, i'm going to keep researching theis one because it looks like it might be pretty decent. Targus isn't really a crappy company either, they make pretty decent stuff.


http://www.ebags.com/targus/matrix_notebook_backpack/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=18763

monkeymac
Jun 20, 2004, 09:35 PM
Heading to college next year too, and I have a Northface Recon. It has a laptop sleeve for the Powerbook. Nothing too sturdy, but it holds it in place near the padding on the back.