Hey guys, I know this question sounds totally stupid. The thing is i was seeking for a good backpack for my mbp and i narrow it down between the level8 Atlas and the North Face Surge backpack. Both backpacks have a dedicated laptop compartment which is really great for protection. I just got the chance to see physically the Surge backpack. The this bag has like a quite stiff panel side, by the side of my back(and its next to the laptop) and when i try it, it pretty much gets arched. Now since this part of the bag is pretty stiff, by common sense, wouldn't this exert more pressure to my mac since the bag is not totally vertical? Even if I will carry my mbp with a neoprene sleeve inside the Surge, would it be safe enough to not worry about? In the other hand, i haven't physically seen the level8 backpack. Does this bag has a stiff back like the surge? if not would this be better protection? Which would you recommend me. I really need a big bag for my textbooks.