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Br4nd3n
09-21-2011, 08:30 PM
I just bought the Targus XL hoping that it will comfortably fit my Cooler Master SF-19 Strike Force cooling pad and my Asus G74SX-A1.

Seeing as there isn't ANY video reviews online concerning a carrying case/bag and the G74Sx I am deciding to make one once the backpack arrives, so the community here can see how good the bag actually is without having to rely on silly written reviews.

The bag should be here within the next 2-3 days, so expect one then or shortly after. :cool:

grungeboy2
09-22-2011, 05:06 AM
are you stacking one on the other?

Br4nd3n
09-23-2011, 05:31 PM
I just got everything today, and it all fits amazingly! I'll hopefully have a video review tonight (if I get out of college on time).

@Grungeboy - I don't quite understand the question?

Chastity@ASUS
09-23-2011, 08:51 PM
btw, you do realize a lap cooler for the G74SX is pointless since it has no underside vents? :) Well, unless you remove the underside panel. But it runs at about 65C under load... so again I ask :)

Br4nd3n
09-24-2011, 02:15 AM
btw, you do realize a lap cooler for the G74SX is pointless since it has no underside vents? :) Well, unless you remove the underside panel. But it runs at about 65C under load... so again I ask :)

Actually it does make somewhat of a difference I've noticed. My GPU idles at 31c with little to no load, and with the fans on the SF-19 turned up all the way it idles at around 28c. Just a little change, but it's still something. The main reason I got the SF-19 is because of it's 3.0 USB Hubs, and it fits the laptop perfectly in terms of aesthetics. Not to mention the SF-19's LED lights look sick.

I tried to make a review tonight but my hand held camera sucks without sufficient lighting, I'll try again tomorrow when the suns up and I'm home from work.

grungeboy2
09-24-2011, 09:56 AM
i didn't realize the targus xl was a backpack. was thinking of a targus chillmat xl.

does it all fit in the bag? also wouldn't the cooler better serve you by leaving it at home with the hub hooked up to stuff? that way when you got home you could set it up, plug in one USB and your power (if you ask you might be able to get a extra power adapter out of the warranty) and be good to go?

grungeboy2
09-24-2011, 10:00 AM
i didn't realize the targus xl was a backpack. was thinking of a targus chillmat xl.

does it all fit in the bag? also wouldn't the cooler better serve you by leaving it at home with the hub hooked up to stuff? that way when you got home you could set it up, plug in one USB and your power (if you ask you might be able to get a extra power adapter out of the warranty) and be good to go?


also http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=3016

Kipper
09-26-2011, 03:16 PM
Hey, good call on the SF19. I reviewed this cooler for CM and had the chance to play with it for a few weeks before it was launched.

If you care to look over my review you will find it here;

SF-19 Review (http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1112)

Chastity@ASUS
09-26-2011, 07:09 PM
If they made the holes larger on the grill, it would truly pwn. :)

Wrstlr316
09-30-2011, 04:34 PM
OK so I have to ask are you talking about the Backpack or the XL City Messenger Bag ? It seems I need to get a new carrying case as the Swiss Army bag I used with my G72 wont work with this one as this one is thicker. LOL

grungeboy2
09-30-2011, 07:13 PM
that targus messenger xl bag is pretty sweet, but i think he was talking about the backpack.

i've been suggesting thinkgeek's bag of holding as well, but i think you'd need to get like a laptop sleeve to put down in it.

Wrstlr316
09-30-2011, 07:41 PM
Yea I went ahead and picked up the Targus Messenger XL Bag, I looked at the backpacks however to me in my opinion they looked a little "light" to be of much protection. I am sure I am wrong and they are a great case but to me I just wanted something a little "thicker". Plus I kind of like the fact of being able to see whats going on with my bag, as apposed to when it's on my back and I have no idea whats going on with it if I am in a crowded area (Subway, Elevator, Etc.).

grungeboy2
09-30-2011, 08:05 PM
how well does the g74 fit it?

Wrstlr316
10-01-2011, 09:46 AM
IMHO it fits great, the guy at Best Buy kind of looked at me funny when I took the bag up to the display version of the G74 and asked him if I could use it a second, but then chuckled after I told him why. He said "Well, it fits up to 17" screens" and then I informed him that so does the Swiss Army bag they sell, however it is to thick to fit in it.

Another reason I like the messenger bag, besides being able to see and know whats going on with my bag, is the "Targus POCKET for iPad" that it has which they advertise fits the 1st and 2nd Generation iPads, and most tablets and e-readers up to 10", and the "hidden" pocket n the side that can old a beverage container.

Gredler
11-02-2011, 12:39 AM
I can't find one named "XL", is it one of these (or are they the same product?) I am thinking of getting the same messenger bag.

Targus CityGear Messenger Laptop Case at Costco (http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11468784&whse=BC&Ne=4000000&eCat=BC|84|1333|87131&N=4040414&Mo=16&No=12&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&cat=87131&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&hierPath=84*1333*87131*&topnav=)
Targus CityGear Messenger Laptop Case - Black/Grey/Yellow at Bestbuy (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Targus+-+CityGear+Messenger+Laptop+Case+-+Black/Gray/Yellow/3623807.p?id=1218422888004&skuId=3623807&st=laptop%20case&cp=1&lp=2)