Macbook backpack for college

jarbake

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Jul 12, 2007
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I need to get an inexpensive backback for my new MacBook for college. It needs to have room for some books and a bluetooth mouse. Any suggestions?
 

CrzyCanuck72

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Jun 10, 2003
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think a sleeve (I have an In Case one) is better than a laptop-backpack, cause you can switch bags if you want. And they're less dorky :p
 

craigo424x

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Jul 21, 2007
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PA
I was looking at the Targus Groove backpack, I saw it on dealnews.com it was only $15 at compusa.com but then it went back up to $30. It's one of the the cheapest ones around and doesn't look bad at all. I saw it at best buy for $30 as well...still waiting to see if it goes back on sale.

Craig
 

polycat33

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Jul 1, 2007
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Alexandria, VA
There are so many nice looking backpacks on the Apple site but the really cool/nice ones are like $100 or more!! Such a shame... but I'd rather spend a bit of money and have my laptop protected than go cheap and have something happen.
 

AceOfBass

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May 13, 2007
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Crumpler all the way man, they're a little bit more expensive, but TOTALLY worth it, the best quality bag I've ever used. I use the Dreadful Embarassment bag and it's HUGE! more space than a standard backback, but it doesn't look huge. you can't even tell if there's a laptop in it, less chance of it getting stolen :D Totally worth the little bit extra spent. www.crumplerbags.com check it out
 

klymr

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May 16, 2007
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Utah
Seconded. I have Gimp sleeve that protects my Macbook, and it goes in any bag.
I'll third that. I have a Tucano neoprene sleeve for mine and I can shove it in whatever bag I want. I have my eye on a cheap messenger bag from Kohl's that isn't oversized and looks like it'd fit my 17" nicely. Them's my thoughts.
 

Jack Flash

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May 8, 2007
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Can anyone here recommend the OGIO Metroid backpack? I've been looking into it and am wondering if anyone has any experience with it.
 

timeslip

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May 20, 2007
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I had strongly considered getting the Booq, but since North Face stores are more accessible for me, and the customer service/warranty on it is fantastic. i was pretty much told that I have a lifetime warranty, and if anything happens, I can bring it back to the store (with receipt) and exchange for another one or have them send it to the factory for repairs.

North Face Surge!