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City Builder
12-21-2011, 03:02 PM
Hi,

Could somebody recommend a notebook bag that will fit their G74sx please.

All the bags that I've now bought (3 of them saying they fit a 17" notebook) are too small for the G74sx to fit in them, so I've had to take each of them back.

Basically I would prefer a backpack style bag to hold my laptop, but if there isn't any made that will fit this beast then I'd go with the more conservative looking rectangular bag.

I don't need a lot of extra space, just enough to add the power adapter brick, my Logitech MX mouse and maybe some pens and a file folder or two.

I figure the best place to find one that will actually fit this laptop would be in here where people have them, as I don't want to buy online only to find out it doesn't fit.

Thanks,

thesilent85
12-21-2011, 03:11 PM
How coe you didnt recieve the official bag with the purchase??

kb0sdq
12-21-2011, 03:15 PM
I have both the g73 & the g74 this bag works for both it is from SwissGear they also have a few backpack style bags but have not bought them so I can not endorse them.

SwissGear Sherpa 17" Double Slimcase Computer Sleeve

http://www.walmart.com/ip/SwissGear-Sherpa-17-Double-Slimcase-Computer-Sleeve-Universal/15413069
Hope this helps,
Doug

City Builder
12-21-2011, 03:33 PM
How coe you didnt recieve the official bag with the purchase??

I don't know, I'm guessing that the version that Best Buy sells must not come with a bag, there certainly wasn't one in the box.

City Builder
12-21-2011, 03:36 PM
Thanks Doug, I'll see if Walmart will take a return if it's ordered online and picked up in store in case it doesn't fit for some odd reason. The Swiss gear backpack 17" backpack is one of the ones that I tried, and the one that I wanted most but the laptop won't fit in it. The sleeve for the laptop in the swiss gear backpack is too slim, it's wide enough and it appears to be long enough, but not deep enough due to the height at the back of the laptop where the fans are. Actually, even trying to put the laptop into the swiss gear backpack and NOT in the sleeve still doesn't fit, it can't be zipped up as the bottom of the laptop is too wide for the backpack and well, just not deep enough.

Thanks for the info, unless somebody else comes along that has a backpack that fits this laptop, then the one you linked is likely the one that I'll end up getting.

JRd1st
12-21-2011, 03:39 PM
The Everki Advance (http://www.amazon.com/Everki-Advance-Laptop-Bag-EKB407NCH18/dp/B003ZWN8YA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1324481965&sr=8-1) is nice and it fits up to 18.4"

Cipher
12-21-2011, 04:41 PM
I went with a Targus backpack (http://www.amazon.com/Targus-Backpack-Designed-Notebooks-TXL617/dp/B0001EMM10/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1324485631&sr=8-1) for my G73JH and have been very happy with it - it's put up with a lot of air travel, subways, bouncing around in the car, etc. without so much as a popped stitch. I routinely load it with 45lbs (20kg) of gear and it's easy on the back.

The Nemesis
12-21-2011, 05:40 PM
This (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Swiss+Gear+-+Sherpa+Slimcase+Laptop+Case+-+Blue/9926189.p?id=1218196191286&skuId=9926189)bag fits it fine and is $24.99 at best buy this week.

Tatesha
12-21-2011, 07:36 PM
The Best Upgrade for your G73 or G74. Very Nice Laptop Backpack M.A.S.K. Custom Build Backpack

http://www.slappa.com/MASK-KOA-Backpack?sc=2&category=133

City Builder
12-21-2011, 07:57 PM
Thanks but those backpacks are just too expensive to me. I'd like to keep the price to under $60.00 or so (plus tax).

I'm actually just leaning towards going out and buying some foam, cutting it a bit bitter than the sides of my laptop, and using my messenger bag that I've already got that the laptop fits fine in. I haven't used this bag simply because it's not really meant for laptops, as it has no foam padding except for on one side. So maybe just cutting some foam and sticking it in the bag between the laptop and the bags nylon walls if I can't find something that really suits me and is in my price range. I dunno, just vocalizing...

Or maybe I just need to find one of those laptop bags that the laptop squeezes into and it makes like a neoprene (or foam or whatever it is) case around the laptop, then put that in my messenger bag. Hmmm, the more I think of it, the more I like that since I am quite used to my messenger bag already.

Anybody know where to get one of those notebook covers that would fit? Not sure what the proper name is for them.

xeromist
12-21-2011, 08:07 PM
They're called sleeves. Not sure where ones that fit us are sold though.

fostert
12-22-2011, 03:42 AM
I picked up one of these when I bought my second AC adaptor:
http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=894

It works just fine, although theres no room for books or other thick things while the notebook is in it. But plenty of room for my accessories (adaptor and cord, extra battery, travel mouse, wallet size external USB hard drive, a few spare USB keys, extra network and DSUB video cables, etc), plus some papers and thin binders/clipboards. The padding is tremendous.

City Builder
12-22-2011, 05:31 AM
Fostert, that backpack looks in the style and price range that I'd like.

It's not a tight squeeze to get the notebook into it is it? I just don't want to buy something that I have to constantly fight with to get the notebook inside of it.

Thanks

The Nemesis
12-22-2011, 07:13 AM
Mobile Edge - Alienware Orion Backpack (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Mobile+Edge+-+Alienware+Orion+Backpack+Laptop+Case+-+Black/1407228.p?id=1218258082910&skuId=1407228) now onsale at best buy as well. $74 + tax & shipping. Bit out of you range though I guess.

kojack
12-23-2011, 03:05 AM
Everki Beacon Laptop Backpack with Gaming Console Sleeve, Fits up to 18-Inch (EKP117NBKCT)
I Love this pack I bought it a year ago it is strong and very durable. At first it was a snug fit but it but it broke in very nicely it has plenty of room for every thing you need. When I was looking for a bag I did not want to spend more then $75.00 but I pulled the trigger on this one at $125.00 I think now it is $105.00 and I'll never look back. I hope this helps and good luck.

City Builder
12-23-2011, 07:24 AM
Thanks folks.

I had the opportunity to go into a Frys about 125 miles from home and picked up the "Inland Pro Notebook case", fits notebooks up to 17.3 and the g74 fits perfectly in the area for the notebook. Has enough space in the rest of the case to fit some file folders, mouse and the power brick.

Was only $29.99 on sale. It's a bit traditional for my tastes but it was impossible to pass up at 30.00 It even has an ipod pocket on the front flap.

Simba7
12-23-2011, 08:33 AM
Very cool. Is it a standard laptop case or backpack? I had a fun time finding a backpack for my G53SX. I ended up having to buy a 17" laptop backpack to properly fit it (SwissGear 17" IBEX).

janhurley
01-20-2012, 01:20 PM
Hi,

Basically I would prefer a backpack style bag to hold my laptop, but if there isn't any made that will fit this beast then I'd go with the more conservative looking rectangular bag.

Thanks,

I suggest you go for the Victorinox Altmont backpack (http://www.monsterbags.com/victorinox.html) as its padded sleeve can fit in a 17 inch laptop. It also has an interior which can hold a 10 inch iPod or netbook. A friend bought one recently and found it has a rugged construction.

Symho
04-17-2012, 10:56 AM
I suggest you go for the Victorinox Altmont backpack (http://www.monsterbags.com/victorinox.html) as its padded sleeve can fit in a 17 inch laptop. It also has an interior which can hold a 10 inch iPod or netbook. A friend bought one recently and found it has a rugged construction.

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Thanks in advance!