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Anvirol
07-15-2013, 03:49 PM
I bought a HP 17.3" HP Business Nylon Backpack and my G750JX notebook won't fit without removing the bottom foam layer... Has anyone found a backpack or a shoulder bag suitable for this notebook?

EpIcSnIpErZ23
07-15-2013, 05:23 PM
When i was down in texas, i bought the Asus W90 Backpack. It is great!

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roryh86
07-15-2013, 09:41 PM
I got this Case Logic VNC-218 (http://www.amazon.com/LG-PTCSLGVNC218-Optimus-Spectrum-Design/dp/B001V9KFZY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373923032&sr=8-1&keywords=VNC-218) for like a cheap $22, and it really is a great bag especially for the price. It's designed for 18" laptops but the Asus fits comfortably and securely in it, and has loads of space for charger and a lot of other stuff. It's not too big and very nice quality. Again, awesome price.

Nmigaz
07-15-2013, 10:42 PM
My G750JX came bundled with an ASUS ROG G73 Backpack (http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=894). Does the job well if you only want to carry the laptop + power adapter + mouse.

It does get a bit messy in you start adding a lot of additional item's (headset, hdmi cables, external storage, game controllers, mobile charger, etc.) because of the lack of additional individual compartments other backpacks have,

Anvirol
07-16-2013, 06:29 AM
I got this Case Logic VNC-218 (http://www.amazon.com/LG-PTCSLGVNC218-Optimus-Spectrum-Design/dp/B001V9KFZY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373923032&sr=8-1&keywords=VNC-218) for like a cheap $22, and it really is a great bag especially for the price. It's designed for 18" laptops but the Asus fits comfortably and securely in it, and has loads of space for charger and a lot of other stuff. It's not too big and very nice quality. Again, awesome price.

Thanks! I think I'll go with that one. ASUS backpacks are a bit too expensive.

If anyone has more suggestions, post some alternatives for other users :)

Update: Meh.. It seems that bag doesn't have padding at the bottom?

hmscott
07-16-2013, 12:15 PM
Anvirol, you get what you pay for, and with a heavy laptop the shoulder strap / foam / stitches are the first to go.

As you found, the cheaper backpacks don't have much if any padding - you could get a slipcase / sleeve with padding to put around the laptop to help with the padding, but the shape of the G750 doesn't make it likely you will find one that fits.

I went through several backpacks when I had my Asus W90Vp-X1 18" laptop, and the only backpack I found that it fit, provided drop protection, and had room to carry other stuff was the Oakley Kitchen Sink backpack. At the time it cost $300, now it is down to $200 (yeah, I know, real money), but it is still in like new shape after 3 years + usage (I use other laptops/bags as well).

There are now many finishes and colors, and a "dress" version for $250. The default color is Stealth Gray for this link, but I have the original Black/Red/Silver theme (Black):
http://www.oakley.com/products/kitchen-sink-backpack/92060-013

The Designer / Dress bag looks like it is covered in soft leather, not sure about durability, but it is Oakley so it is probably fine:
http://www.oakley.com/products/designer-bathroom-sink-backpack/92523-001

Oakley has a lot of laptop bags:
http://www.oakley.com/store/products/men/bags-and-packs/computer

Some bags might fit the G750, but when I went in to the Oakley store with the W90 the Kitchen Sink was the only one that worked - also - the W90/G750 didn't/doesn't fit in the laptop fitted area - the laptops fit in the larger area in front of the laptop area - I put my Macbook 17" in the laptop fitted area and the W90 in front of it.

The Power Supply/cables fit in the 2 hip zippered pouches, and all the other stuff fits in the top and 2 front areas. It is a bit over engineered - in that you have to release 2 latches to get to hidden areas, but you get used to it. There are internal zippered areas for small items, cables, pens, etc. There is a top zippered hardshell area where I keep my sunglasses and other stuff I need quick access to.

Very happy with the KItchen Sink backpack, and even though it isn't inexpensive, it is still going strong, and not showing any damage after ~4-5 years.

roryh86
07-16-2013, 02:05 PM
Thanks! I think I'll go with that one. ASUS backpacks are a bit too expensive.

If anyone has more suggestions, post some alternatives for other users :)

Update: Meh.. It seems that bag doesn't have padding at the bottom?

I sure as hell am not gonna pay $300 for a bag hahahah that goes for the earlier post. I dunno why it sounds like you guys need to take this thing off road, but I find the bag very convenient, I never noticed a lack of padding and it's been great so far back and forth to work daily. I guess some people are more rough than others and may require heavy duty bags, but if you're worried about the Asus needing a stronger bag, this bag is designed for 18.4" laptops anyway so it's ready to take the weight in my opinion. I obviously haven't tried dropping it from a height, but I'm not sure how much difference dropping a laptop in any bag would make. It has enough positive reviews to back it up. Here's a pic of it in the bag so you can judge for yourself, hope it helps.

Zygomorphic
07-16-2013, 04:46 PM
There is a thread around here about the Everki bags. It wasn't about this laptop in particular (G75), but they should fit these computers, and they are well made, from all I hear. Just a thought. I have a $45 Wenger backpack that is rated to hold 17" laptops, though I doubt that it would hold the G750 (my G53SX barely fits).

kor77
07-16-2013, 05:27 PM
Hi Anvirol,

I've got this one:http://www.legitreviews.com/article/523/
Swiss Gear Pegasus Laptop Backpack by Wenger. It's a solid backpack and holds enough room to carry axtra stuff.

Anvirol
07-16-2013, 09:25 PM
Thanks guys. I'm sure this thread will be useful to others as well :)

I checked out the Wenger Pegasus & Ibex backpacks and those support up to 17" / 43 cm notebooks, but it seems a little tight?
I'm a little skeptical after buying that HP Backpack, which is rated to hold up to 43.9cm (17.283in), but it turned out to be true only after removing the padding.

@kor77 does your laptop fit easily or did you have same issues as legitreviews with that Dell Inspiron 9400 ?

@ Zygomorphic
I'll take a look at the Everki thread. Backpacks that can hold G74 should work for this one too :)

Anvirol
07-17-2013, 10:20 AM
I ended up ordering Everki Titan (http://www.everki.com/products1/18-4-laptop-bags/titan-checkpoint-friendly-laptop-backpack-fits-up-to-18-4-detail) backpack.

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It's a lot more expensive than I thought I would be spending on this, but oh well.. At least I don't have to go through backpack reviews any more.
Oakley Kitchen Sink was a bit too ugly in my opinion.

hmscott
07-17-2013, 01:47 PM
Anvirol, the Titan is a great looking backpack, let us know how everything fits.
http://www.amazon.com/Everki-EKP120-Titan-Laptop-Backpack/dp/B005LMWP78

Tomislav
07-17-2013, 07:40 PM
I have HP 's backpack, fits my G75vx perfectly and was a real bargain, like 40$ or something- though I intend to invest in a serious (like 150-180) backpack once. It's good investment, a good backpack will last longer than even the best laptop, and since it keeps your baby-beast (or whatever you like to call your ROG notebook) safe I would say that it's a very important part of your equipment. I'm thinking about Slappa MASK-looks awesome and has a ton of customization options- sure it's pricy, but one can always dream! :D

Anvirol
07-19-2013, 05:46 PM
G750JX fits easily into the notebook compartment. The backpack is so impressive that I had a wide smile when I got to pack my stuff into it today :D

hmscott
07-20-2013, 06:11 AM
Sweet!, nothing like a new backpack :)

Looks solid, and has a nice back rest area, must be a nice tote.


G750JX fits easily into the notebook compartment. The backpack is so impressive that I had a wide smile when I got to pack my stuff into it today :D

hmscott
07-20-2013, 06:16 AM
My daily pack has about had it, and this one looks like a nice replacement. Large enough for the laptop + a few things.

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http://www.amazon.com/Everki-Backpack-Console-18-Inch-EKP117NBKCT/dp/B002WOBBVO/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1374300922&sr=1-1&keywords=everki

jojojoann
11-20-2013, 07:55 AM
Everki Titan for the win!

Just received mine today and it's AWESOME! http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Everki-184-Titan-Checkpoint-Friendly-Laptop-Backpack-iPadTablet-Pocket-Bag-/290851643960