Summary: I'm currently on here looking for a new bag and will most likely just end up getting this bag again.. after 7yrs+ mine is getting kinda grungy. It's a big bag, you will lose stuff in it if you're not organized! I really, really wish it had better padding/protection along the bottom.
Pros: I've had this SAME bag for at least 7yrs! I work in IT and go onsite everyday and have loaded this bag up with everything imagineable. Multiple laptops, tablets, routers, power supplies, tools, various cabling. When I was still in college it came with me everyday loaded up with school gear as well! On trips I've stuffed it with my clothes even! It's durable! 7yrs and there's just some light fraying on the shoulder straps! I'm not gentle with this bag either. It's gott...
Cons: The bottom padding is kinda thin and there's a few gaps like where the back padding and bottom padding meet.. about 5 years ago it slid off my shoulder and landed on it's bottom cracking the corner of my laptop. It fell from a decent height onto hard floor at school though. -- I stuffed a little foam padding into the bottom of the main compartment to help prevent that from happening again.
Summary: This is the second Targus bag I have purchased in a years time. I chose these bags because of the capacity. The first one started ripping at the straps and eventually the sides ripped out. This second one has poor quality stitching and is already showing signs of failure, this is the way it looked right out of the box. I thought the first ones failure was a rare occurrence, so I thought I would give Targus a second chance.
Summary: I got a new notebook, so of course I needed something to carry it in. I read the reviews and picked it, and was not disappointed. It came with a place to put an ipad or tablet as well. There is plenty of space to put other things, such as blank dvd/cd, books. The notebook is well protected. The backpack has a handle, so you can carry it out to your car instead of having to put it on. It looks like it will last a long time as others have said. I have had it a week.
Pros: Very large capacity. I originally purchased this to lug my work laptop around. It ended up being my carry on for all sorts of trips whether i bring my laptop or not. Extremely sturdy and durable. I've had this bag for over 2 years and it's been on numerous camping, out of state and overseas trips. All of the zippers are still intact and there is no evidence of holes or seam breakage.
Cons: It's big enough that i occasionally have a hard time finding things in it.
Summary: Bought this for use at college - often carry about 2-3 textbooks plus a fully loaded and heavy 17" gaming computer (Cyberpower PC Fangbook).
Pros: This bag works great with any 17" laptop, including Alienware m17x and CyberpowerPC Fangbooks. I use it for school and the vast number of pockets and zippered pouches provide ample space for all my books and supplies. Feels nice on my back, even with textbooks and a heavy laptop weighing it down.
Summary: I bought this in 2005 to lug my laptop and other electronics and stuff. I lugged it around the entire country while working in refineries, and I can honestly say i filled this bag to the rim. treated it pretty harshly the entire time. Not only does the bag look great still, I have just now broken a zipper pull. I Highly recommend this bag to any avid traveler I only wish my pack had a tablet holder like the new version but aside from that, I love it.