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Carry Your Laptop The Way The Kids Do

Are you tired of lugging your heavy and bulky laptop (particularly an older model) in a traditional laptop case? Why don’t you take a page from your kids’ book — and carry your laptop in a backpack? You’ll find it easy to walk with a backpack, and carrying a backpack computer case on your shoulders will leave your hands free for carrying other items, or holding on to a railing, etc, when walking. I spent a considerable amount of time reading backpack reviews and here’s ome of what I’ve learned:


First up is a backpack computer case from McKlein. Its dimensions are 18″ x 9″ x 13″, and it weighs just under 9 pounds. It is called the McKlein R Series DIVISION Nylon, 18″ Detachable-Wheeled Laptop Backpack. The regular list price on this item is $160, and you can purchase it in a silver/gray or red/black color scheme. With this backpack computer case you actually get to cases in one, as the wheels and handles are completely detachable, allowing you to carry this computer case on your shoulders as a backpack when not using the carrying cart.

This backpack computer case has an organizer section for your cell phone, writing instruments, business cards, etc. as well as a zipper pocket located upfront for small miscellaneous items. As a bonus, when you purchase this backpack computer case you also receive a protective waterproof cover and a detachable cell phone case which you can attach to your chest strap to give you easy access to your cell phone.


Another great manufacturer of computer cases is Kensington. For just under $70, you can purchase the Kensington 62232 SaddleBag Sport Backpack. This backpack computer case is designed to fit 15-to 17-inch notebook computers. It features anergonomically-designed series of side panels to provide extra comfort while carrying it, a waterproof bottom, and the computer compartment has only one zipper and no flaps to make it easy to retrieve your laptop when you need it. The zippers on this backpack computer case are also reflective — a big bonus if you will be walking on the road — or across the campus — at night.


Another major manufacturer of backpack computer cases is Samsonite. The Samsonite A66084620 Quad Backpack has a regular list price of just under $35. It comes in four different color schemes: Dark Khaki/Pale Khaki, Charcoal/Black, Navy/Charcoal and Bordeaux/Charcoal. This backpack computer case features a music pocket with an opening for your headphones, shoulder straps that are contoured and padded, an organization pocket, a cell phone pocket and a top carry-handle. This backpack computer case measures 18″ x 14″ x 7″, and weighs around 1 pound when empty.


A long-time player in the manufacture of computer cases is Targus. And Targus manufactures a great-looking backpack computer case: the Targus CBT600 BlackTop Deluxe Notebook Backpack. This backpack computer case is designed to fit notebooks up to 15 inches, and has a padded mesh back and padded adjustable shoulder straps.

The front compartment of this backpack computer case is designed to hold all of your files and paperwork, as well as textbooks, magazines, etc. This notebook computer case also features a number of very spacious pockets to hold all of your notebook computer accessories, such as extension cords, external drives, data disks, etc. And to complete the package: a detachable universal cell phone case.

Case Logic

Finally, from Case Logic, is their 15.4 in. Light weight Computer Backpack. It can be purchased for just under $80, and comes in black. This backpack computer case has ergonomically-designed shoulder straps, and an interior organizer panel which give you plenty of room to keep all of your files, paperwork, books, computer data disks and other computer accessories handy. This backpack computer case will hold laptops of up to 15.4 inches. The item measures 18.5″ x 6″ x 14.2″, and weighs just under 4 pounds when empty.

Backpacks are incredibly versatile and are used for almost any purpose noweaday – ranging from computer and camera packs, to backpack sprayers, to leather fashion backpacks and all the way to a backpack daiper bag! There’s a reason why this is true: backpacks are simply easy to carry and are typically designed for a specific purpose, so they are really functional. Shop around a little and you’ll find a laptop backpack that will suit your needs, I have no doubt about that and you’ll thank yourself later.