MBP 17" bag?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Sacred, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. Sacred macrumors member

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    Ill be looking at taking my MBP 17" to uni with me in just over 4 weeks when I move.
    Anyone got some advice on what is a good bag to keep it all in and at a reasonable price.
    (no links to ASDA carrier bags please :p )
     
  2. desenso macrumors 6502a

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    I can't speak for the larger version, but I just bought the medium-sized Timbuk2 Commute (http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/retail/catalog.htm?categoryId=7)

    It's fantastic! Nice, padded laptop case. Solid material. Comfortable fit (although a pad for the shoulder strap is an additional $10.. ridiculous).

    I believe they have a larger version for the 17" powerbook - not sure how the PowerBook and MacBook Pro differ on size, but if they're the same, and if the larger version is comparable to what I bought, I highly recommend it.
     
  3. coastertux macrumors regular

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  4. Sacred thread starter macrumors member

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    :eek: god thats one expensive bag, hell im from the UK so it would probably be even more expensive (as everything always is!!!)

    Was looking at this:

    http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObj...JpeTfBjBF1AUe/3.PSLID?mco=16A91AA7&nplm=TG308

    But look at the price! :mad:
     
  5. desenso macrumors 6502a

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    If you buy a bag that is specifically designed for Macs then you're going to be spending a fair chunk of money. You can get it for less at an office / bag store but it won't be custom built... plus the quality won't be as good.

    It is expensive though
     
  6. rlove06 macrumors member

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    yes...but

    From my point of view if you bought a $3000 laptop, it's worth (if you can afford it) to buy a $200 case to protect it. An example, about a year ago, my friend and I both had 17" PB's. I bought the Brenthaven bag and he bought a bag from office depot for $50. We were traveling together and on the trip, both of our bags took similiar dives :eek:. Mine was protected and didn't get hurt. His case got dented on the corner where the superdrive was and the gray plastic liner was then bent and in a U shape blocking his superdrive's slot. That isn't a perfect example, but it's all I got. Good luck.
     
  7. Josias macrumors 68000

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    Here are all the 17" MBP bags you can buy through Apple. I think they have selected the best, so I'd recommend on buying one of these.

    Those JACK SPADE canvas bags look really cool. They're $190 though, bit it's worth it for a $3k Mac.;)
     
  8. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    Been pondering this for my impending acquisition and I think i have decided to get a good sleeve for mine and just use my backpack. I am looking at the Booq Vyper XL2 myself. This is mostly due to the fact that I haven't found one backpack for laptops that I like yet.
     
  9. Nuc macrumors 6502a

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    Crumpler

    Awesome bag!! I have an older model and it's extremely comfortable.

    Nuc
     
  10. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a

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    I got my laptop sleeve from Chrome today. 12". Seems very durable... they make a 17" version. You can order direct at Chromebags.com
     
  11. poppe macrumors 68020

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    On your Brenthaven Bag, what type was it? Was it the back pack? If so how is the size? I need a bag for carrying my MBP and also my books for class... WHat are your thoughts?

    Other wise I'll just go with an Axio, but I dont know much about them either...
     
  12. kidzdoc macrumors newbie

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    After some reading, I decided to go with a Tom Bihn Empire Builder bag for my 15" MBP. It's a little pricey, but like someone said earlier, I spent all this $ on the MBP, might as well get something nice to protect it.
     
  13. shecky Guest

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    i have a waterfield large cargo bag that now holds my 15" TiBook. soon it will hold my 17" MBP; just need to get a new sleevecase for it.
     
  14. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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    The Timbuk2 Commute XL would be the only bag I would ever even consider for a 17" laptop. The price is completely worth it. You can find Timbuk2 gift cards and buy a $100 gift card for less than that on eBay. It's like getting money taken off the price.

    Daniel.
     

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