Case?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jessep28, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. jessep28 macrumors 6502

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    This is more of a case type preference than a "which case" question. I want to know which class of reviews to go off of.

    Do you prefer backpacks or side cases?

    I ask this because I am graduating in the Spring and I don't see the justification of dropping $100 into a laptop compatible backpack if its only going to be used for 6 months.

    However, if there is a practical application for backpacks in the business world, then I can see purchasing one. Side attache cases though seem to be the norm.

    On the other hand, for school, the attache cases scream "LAPTOP" especially since I will still have my backpack for books and leave the opportunity open for theft.
     
  2. Grakkle macrumors 6502a

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    You could buy a sleeve like one of these and then you can put it in the backpack you already have.

    It's about the most inconspicuous way to carry a notebook that I know of.

    That way you can buy an attache case later, when you graduate. (BTW, I'm a student too, so I probably don't have the best idea of the business world, but I don't think most professionals use backpack cases. Unless you work for a super-hip California-style type company.)
     
  3. jessep28 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what i originally intended. I guess I was sidetracked by people saying their notebooks were destroyed in their normal backpacks.
     
  4. Grakkle macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm. I suppose it depends on what sort of things you carry in your backpack. I could see a computer getting wrecked in some cases. (Pun intended.)

    I have mostly books and various kinds of crud in my backpack, and I just sort of nestle the notebook in on top or at the back - just to keep the heavy stuff off it.

    I also have an attache case that I use when I want to just carry the computer and a book or two, and when I know that it won't be getting out of my sight.
     
  5. jessep28 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not more than one or two books at a time.
     
  6. jaws01 macrumors member

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    I work in the "business world" and carrying a backpack just makes your look "childish". As some people recommended carring a laptop sleeve would make the most sense for you. I myself carry a small attache case just perfect for my 13.3" Macbook.

    Here's my Macbook bag.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

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    I have to say, carrying an attache case in college makes you look really pretentious (all the business students here have to have one, and you can pick them out a mile away) and carrying one with a backpack just looks tiring.

    I also think it looks pretty funny when real working adults wear backpacks, and they don't really exist in the business world- so I'd agree with getting a sleeve for the backpack you already have.
     
  8. jessep28 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  9. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Of course it also depends on what you expect to be doing for a living, once you're out...

    If you're not a business major then a backpack - or perhaps a messenger-style bag (my preference) - may very well be acceptable. I can tell you if I started carrying a briefcase I'd probably get laughed at - I'm a web guy and sysadmin.

    Edit: Okay, it does sound like you're a business major. Never mind then. :D
     
  10. jessep28 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yep, I am an accounting guy.
     

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