Swiss Gear Maxxum Laptop Backpack

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by aaronw1986, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Seems like it would accommodate the 15.4 MBP on its own, however, will it fit my MBP into its notebook compartment with it in my maccase sleeve?
     
  2. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Well, I just bought the SYNERGY model from CompUSA not too long ago and it's able to fit my MBP while in its Incase sleeve. I'm sure it'll fit.
    My only gripe with the backpack is that the compartment where your laptop goes does not go up all the way to top of the backpack. My MBP is sitting about 1/6th out of the compartment so the while the bottom half is very well protected the top half is somewhat exposed so that's why I use a sleeve to provide a little more protection.
     
  3. aaronw1986 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks! I was thinking of the synergy, but it went up like 15-20 bucks since yesterday. What is the difference between synergy and maxxum?
     
  4. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Well I would recommend you look at Amazon where they are priced at $54.99 and $56.06 respectively for the MAXXUM and SYNERGY. They're fairly similar although the SYNERGY is evidently 1lb. heavier. These bags are a tad on the heavy side in comparison to other backpacks. The only difference I can tell between the two is that the SYNERGY has more pockets. I mean this thing has pockets up the wazoo and that's why I went for it over the MAXXUM. A great backpack in my opinion.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=250314601&pf_rd_i=B0007QCT0G

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=250314601&pf_rd_i=B0007CIX1O
     
  5. aaronw1986 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It seems like I too saw the synergy for around 56, but it has since changed. Foe me, it is showing up as 67. If I went through buy.com I could use GC, and get the maxxum for 45. Just wondering if the extra money would be worth it for the synergy for some reason.
     
  6. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Well that's odd. At $45 that's a great buy and I'm sure you'll be happy with the MAXXUM.
     
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  8. aaronw1986 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Now I am unable to decide between teh Synergy and the Maxxum. I think I prefer the Synergy since it's not so flashy. Any thoughts? Are they both pretty much the same? Both comfortable and such...?
     

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