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m3rcer
05-30-2012, 10:00 AM
First post. Just got my G75 from Best Buy today, after two fail displays on a Sony Vaio S (bad-HORRIBLE-colors) and a Samsung Chronos (dead pixel!). It was fated that I get the G75, and tho it cost a little extra, I'm lovin it!

However the size & weight I love a little less. Unfortunately my old Ogio Violator messenger bag is a tad small, the G75s butt is too big. Might be able to use some butter and ease it on in, but while that may be tasty, I don't think that's a good idea.

So after a bit of research I stumbled into Outdoor Products "Power Pack" (http://www.ebags.com/product/outdoor-products/powerpack-laptop-pack/221680?productid=10153495&rlid=DETAIL) on eBags.

The Laptop compartment dimensions: 17.75" x 13.5" x 2.5" - That should leave a bit of wiggle room too for the G7x series.

Decided to get it on Amazon (Prime membership) where it's a tad more for the black one, and a little less for the black/red. (http://www.amazon.com/Outdoor-Products-Power-Daypack-Black/dp/B001S2EKXW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338371272&sr=8-1) Check out the nifty video review by a happy buyer.

Should be shipped here on Friday - I'll reply with what I think.

DeltaActual
05-30-2012, 10:12 AM
it's perfect....if you are in special forces

m3rcer
05-30-2012, 10:35 AM
LOL Maybe what I should do is get a big worker dog like Malamute or Husky - Get a pack for them to haul this notebook monster around. I know my kitty wouldn't go for it.

8917

xeromist
05-30-2012, 03:54 PM
it's perfect....if you are in special forces

Depends on how much stuff you carry on a daily basis. Some people have a lot of gear and walk or bike to their destination so it might make sense.

Boonie
05-30-2012, 04:18 PM
Personally I'm a fan of Targus. I've had one of their laptop backpacks for about 5 years now and have never had a problem with it. It's comfortable, well padded and has heaps of pockets. Lifetime warranty is pretty cool too.

Here's their 17.3" model http://www.targus.com/au/product_details.asp?sku=TSB045CA

m3rcer
05-30-2012, 07:12 PM
Personally I'm a fan of Targus. I've had one of their laptop backpacks for about 5 years now and have never had a problem with it. It's comfortable, well padded and has heaps of pockets. Lifetime warranty is pretty cool too.

Here's their 17.3" model http://www.targus.com/au/product_details.asp?sku=TSB045CA

While that is actually pretty nice, I personally was trying to stay under $80, otherwise I probably would have just gotten the $109 ROG Shuttle backpack.

kiba
05-30-2012, 08:04 PM
LOL Maybe what I should do is get a big worker dog like Malamute or Husky - Get a pack for them to haul this notebook monster around. I know my kitty wouldn't go for it.

8917
haha, my kitty does that too. I dont have one like that but heres one of her watching kungfu panda lolz

8927

back ot, It seems kind of... huge, I was thinking of just buying the newer ROG backpack, as my laptop case is a Targus Messenger style one, which is pretty ok for work:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834995536&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-NA-_-NA

They fit all 3 of my laptops, I own 2 but they dont fit the power adapter as well as the laptop at the same time. Since I need one for my new laptop, I was thinking of getting a backpack this time. Is there something wrong with the ROG one that I dont know about? This one here:

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

m3rcer
05-30-2012, 08:27 PM
haha, my kitty does that too.

back ot, It seems kind of... huge, I was thinking of just buying the newer ROG backpack, as my laptop case is a Targus Messenger style one, which is pretty ok for work:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834995536&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-NA-_-NA

They fit all 3 of my laptops, I own 2 but they dont fit the power adapter as well as the laptop at the same time. Since I need one for my new laptop, I was thinking of getting a backpack this time. Is there something wrong with the ROG one that I dont know about? This one here:

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

Yeah maybe we should get Shiatsu pads for our kitties' beds --

That is the ROG shuttle I was refering too. It looks like there's a pic on that page with G74 sittin in it. So you know it'll fit any of the ROG notebooks. Personally I just don't like the $109 pricetag. For that price, I got the Power Pack backpack and upgraded my ram to 16gb.

kiba
05-30-2012, 08:39 PM
Yeah maybe we should get Shiatsu pads for our kitties' beds --

That is the ROG shuttle I was refering too. It looks like there's a pic on that page with G74 sittin in it. So you know it'll fit any of the ROG notebooks. Personally I just don't like the $109 pricetag. For that price, I got the Power Pack backpack and upgraded my ram to 16gb.
You could be right about the price, but for me, carrying around a huge bag everyday to work might not be worth the money I would save. It would be cool if we could compare the size of the two.

Actually, in that pic above, you can see the two laptop bags in the background, so that is the size I am used to. But being able to carry the AC adapter in the actual bag would be nice.

rschauby
05-31-2012, 01:18 AM
Here's the perfect backpack. It is impossible to find it's equal in quality and style

Slappa Velocity Matrix (http://www.slappa.com/velocity-matrix-laptop-backpack?sc=2&category=56016)

m3rcer
05-31-2012, 03:08 AM
Here's the perfect backpack. It is impossible to find it's equal in quality and style

Slappa Velocity Matrix (http://www.slappa.com/velocity-matrix-laptop-backpack?sc=2&category=56016)

Oh wow. Nice find! That is pretty damn nice, and spacious. 17" option goes over my budget, but I probably would have gotten it if the Power Pack wasn't already on its way.

kiba
05-31-2012, 09:10 PM
Here's the perfect backpack. It is impossible to find it's equal in quality and style

Slappa Velocity Matrix (http://www.slappa.com/velocity-matrix-laptop-backpack?sc=2&category=56016)
nice, screw the rog one, i think ill get this one.

nguyen
06-03-2012, 05:25 AM
I bite the bullet and order the Everki Black Titan Checkpoint Friendly Laptop Backpack fits up to 18.4' Model EKP120 from newegg.com.

m3rcer
06-03-2012, 06:57 AM
I bite the bullet and order the Everki Black Titan Checkpoint Friendly Laptop Backpack fits up to 18.4' Model EKP120 from newegg.com.

Quite a large bullet, yet quite a nice bag!

Hoder
06-03-2012, 05:11 PM
My G75 3D came with a backpack, and a very nice one at that. I knew it came with one but I was expecting a kind of cheap canvas bag. What I got was surprisingly high quality. I don't see it available for sale on the Asus site though.

Hawk Guy
12-02-2013, 09:04 AM
I bite the bullet and order the Everki Black Titan Checkpoint Friendly Laptop Backpack fits up to 18.4' Model EKP120 from newegg.com.

I realize I am very LATE to this party, but I just got G74SX used (on a sweetheart deal!) and went through tons of the threads here as well as review comments online, and felt the same, that biting the bullet for Everki Titan was the way to go.
And if you have a little extra money for the Titan, it IS the way to go. Even it was TIGHT fit for the laptop pad sleeve in the Titan (but this might loosen up a bit with time). But the space in that section is plentiful. So much I wanted to maybe ADD something to this thread with my Mod: Take cheap pipe insulation (gray foam, $1.97 at Home Depot) and cut in half so you have half-circle of it, then you can fit this in the bottom and bend around both bottom corners. There is room for this in the Titan, which I don't know if would work even in the Everki Beakon or other models. With that, you have nice, cheap, light extra padding on the most exposed, potential damage points.