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draconisconfecto
03-03-2012, 12:08 AM
In the G73 backpack? In the notebook slot, also does anyone have any input/concerns on the quality, padding, size, etc. of the bag? I was looking at the "shuttle backpack" as well but it says right on the site that a 17.3 will ONLY fit in the main compartment not the notebook sleeve. Plus the "shuttle backpack" is $109 compared to the G73 bag's $65

http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=894

http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=4366

The only other one that i found that i am sure it will fit into is this

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=A1748804&~ck=baynoteSearch&baynote_bnrank=1&baynote_irrank=0

But i don't want to defile it with the Alienware/Dell logo :-P

I've read through the other threads and i SPECIFICALLY want a backpack, that's not HUGE like the Targus XL but will fit snugly IN THE LAPTOP SLEEVE.

DEFTSTAR
03-03-2012, 12:21 AM
get this even thought it says 16" but it fits mine and also it has a build-in battery of 3000 mAh in case you need to charge your phone or any other electronic device
click here from bestbuy (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/f%26%23363%3Bl+-+Powerbag+Laptop+Backpack+-+Black/3645186.p?id=1218422890976&skuId=3645186)

draconisconfecto
03-03-2012, 12:38 AM
get this even thought it says 16" but it fits mine and also it has a build-in battery of 3000 mAh in case you need to charge your phone or any other electronic device
click here from bestbuy (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/f%26%23363%3Bl+-+Powerbag+Laptop+Backpack+-+Black/3645186.p?id=1218422890976&skuId=3645186)

Thanks for the link, i'll look into that as a last resort, I don't want to pay that much for a backpack to be honest, and I typically don't need a "backup battery" on the road.

fostert
03-03-2012, 02:46 PM
I got that G73 backpack for my G74 and yes, it does fit very well. Snug enough that the notebook doesn't slosh around. Plus there is plenty of room for things: I've got two mice in there, my external HDD, AC adaptor and plug, extra cords, usb keys, a spare battery, and a couple of books and papers too.

This is the one I've got: http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=894

Is this the one you're thinking about?

draconisconfecto
03-04-2012, 12:02 AM
Yep that's the one. Thanks, too bad it shows out of stock on the website. Guess I'll have to call them up and see if/when they're gonna be getting more in.

octiceps
03-04-2012, 05:00 AM
Why not just get a Targus XL backpack? It's less than $50, holds more stuff, has a lifetime warranty, and is always in stock.

draconisconfecto
03-05-2012, 05:46 PM
The targus is huge though isn't it? I don't want something that's going to be super cumbersome.

octiceps
03-05-2012, 07:35 PM
The targus is huge though isn't it? I don't want something that's going to be super cumbersome.

It is definitely one of the biggest laptop backpacks out there. The ASUS backpack is actually just a rebranded Targus bag with less capacity. It's really a matter of personal preference but the Targus XL gives you the ability to carry around more stuff.

draconisconfecto
03-05-2012, 07:51 PM
Well, i wound up finding a messenger bag (another targus go figure, seems they're the only laptop case/bag manufacturere without their heads up their arses) on sale at Best Buy for $34. I can't find it on their website though (best buy's) here's a link to the bag on the walmart site. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Targus-17-CityGear-Miami-Messenger-Notebook-Case-Black-Grey-TCG200/3356833?sourceid=1500000000000003142050&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=3356833

The only concern i have is fitting the power supply and other crap i carry with me on the road, I'll let ya know how it turns out.

justinslot
03-06-2012, 07:18 PM
Based on this thread I ordered the rolling version of the Targus XL for my G74. A monster bag for a monster laptop.

n1ghtl1fe
03-06-2012, 07:25 PM
targus XL isnt actually that bad. any bag you get for this laptop is going to be big. As long as you dont completley fill every compartment on the targus its just a slightly bigger than a usual backpack. I am 6"1 though so my height kind of hides its real size, on my 5"3 gf it looks pretty damn big lol

ASUS ZEUS
03-09-2012, 04:29 PM
So true draconisconfecto. I would never disgrace my BEAST with a Alienware logo. ONLY ROG.