I needed a minimal case to carry my gaming laptop on a recent flight. The criteria I used to select the case were size, fit, padding, and storage. I wanted something that my laptop would just fit into, with enough of a storage pocket to hold my power block (large as it's a gaming laptop) and mouse. The goal was to be able to stuff this case into a larger carry-on bag so I only had to carry one bag between terminals. This model was compared side by side in the store with a SwissGear case of about the same dimensions. The Insignia had padding on the pocket, and the strap, while it did not have a shoulder pad, was removable, unlike the SwissGear. My MSI 15" laptop fits snugly but still comfortably in the case. There was plenty of room for my power block and mouse, along with cables and other small items. At half the price of the SwissGear, this Insignia case was a steal!