Excerpt: While this backpack doesnt look particularly stylish, it holds far more than my previous backpack while only being slightly larger.
The biggest issue I run into with this pack is not being able to fill it fully due to the fact that it extends outwards, which puts a lot of strain on the back.
Summary: I'm amazed how great this bag is. I got the 17" backpack for my 15.6" laptop because I also keep it in a thick sleeve; it fits perfectly. There are a ton of pockets and holders, and a good amount of space inside. (If you have super thick books, I don't think this pack will work for you.
Summary: If you're second guessing because it's Targus (I didn't really like their early bags) guess no longer. This bag is great. My only problem is my Alienware m17x-R2 hardly fits in the laptop pocket.
Pros: Awesome backpack. I like the material, inside and out. Colors are cooler when its in your hand. Tons of pockets and storage in the compartments. Quite resilient and comfortable. Survived a trip half way across the world and is no worse for wear yet.
Cons: Straps are a tiny bit long for me and I'm about average sized.