Computer + Books

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by coastertux, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. coastertux macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2006
    I purchesed the Brethaven Fusion MB for my MacBook Pro last year and was dissapointed by the lack of ability to hold many books. Any recommendations for great bags that can keep my computer safe while holding lots of books?
  2. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000


    Jun 9, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    I got the InCase Rip-Stop backpack at an Apple Store, and I really like it. I used it through my freshman year of college with both a MBP and a MB, (not simultaneously, mind you) and it worked great, with plenty of room for extras. :)

    Linkety Link

    P.S. The pics on the site make it look bulky and huge, but it's actually pretty slim and comfortable to wear.
  3. Ivanovich macrumors member


    How easily do the straps break? I'm currently also looking for a backpack that will protect a MBP and carry textbooks for when I start uni. I've gone through about 6 different backpacks in my A-levels just carrying textbooks, all of them straps breaking.
  4. jblaz macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2007
    "...carry textbooks for when I start uni..."

    mmm... I dont know about your college but in my first year we were told to leave our big bulky textbooks in our dorms and use them for reference. You dont need to use them in lectures. But thats just what I was told.
  5. Ivanovich macrumors member


    Right maybe I won't need to then:eek: Only starting after the summer and haven't been given much info yet.
  6. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 6, 2006
    That completely depends on your major, the size of your campus, where you are living, and your schedule.

    For example: I was an English major with a philosophy minor. I often had to carry one or two giant omnibus-sized literature collections and a few primary source philosophy texts. If your campus is small, though, and depending on your schedule, you may be able to go back to your dorm/apartment/whatever to swap out books.
  7. richard4339 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2006
    Yeah, it really depends. Some of my professors are adamant you bring your books to class. I've had one professor who had us buy seven textbooks ($100 each), wanted them with us daily, and never once the entire semester even referenced six of the books once in assignments, lectures, or anything. I've also had professors who've told me to return the book. So, basically, you may need them, you may not; it depends on the class.

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