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Mobile Edge - Alienware Orion Carrying Case (Backpack) for 17.3" Notebook - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews

  • 30%
93%
would recommend to a friend

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  • My disappointments would be these: the RF-shielded cell phone pocket is very small (no way my EVO - or an iPhone - would even come close to fitting in there - it does fit in the cell phone pocket attached to the shoulder strap, although it's very tight), and that there isn't any waist or chest straps.Deu30v19
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New Updated Pack

    Posted
    Deu30v19
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    I just received this yesterday, so obviously this review will be limited. After reading reviews on several sites, there were a few questions I still had about the backpack, which are the items I will be focusing on... I received the brand new updated pack - even the Mobile Edge site isn't updated with it yet. It is exactly like the new M18x backpack they are advertising - It now has two pouch pockets in the first section, instead of the ten or so cd slots. It also has designated USB and memory stick slots. Plus it now has a zipper pocket in the back area, opposite where you store your laptop. And I believe it now has thicker straps, with a rounded area around your neck (I'm not sure because none of the pictures I could find of the M17x bag really show the straps). It also has a small zipper section on the side where the attached mesh water bottle holder can store away when not in use. I wavered between getting the M18x bag and this one because a couple of reviewers said their laptop was a snug fit in the M17x bag. I have a M17x laptop and there is plenty of room for it to easily fit in this bag. My disappointments would be these: the RF-shielded cell phone pocket is very small (no way my EVO - or an iPhone - would even come close to fitting in there - it does fit in the cell phone pocket attached to the shoulder strap, although it's very tight), and that there isn't any waist or chest straps. I am a woman, about 5'4", so the shoulder straps are pretty wide on me. I know that most people that own a M17x will be men, so I don't fault them for catering to their size. It would be nice to have the straps to distribute the weight and keep the shoulder straps from falling down (I'm a backpacker, and I've owned a heavy 17" workstation laptop for years, so I'm not a stranger to hauling weight on my back - it just makes it a lot more comfortable to distribute the weight). The big bonus is that the pack fits tight against your back - some packs have a tendency to want to pull away from you - and it has nice padding. Overall, the pack seems to be very good quality and has plenty of room for accessories.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good

    Posted
    greyjoy717
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    I've had this backpack for a few weeks. Immediately after purchasing it, I read a lot of reviews about the fact that this pack wears out very quickly, particularly in regards to the zippers, so I've been keeping an eye out for that. So far the pack is in good shape. I carry my 17.3" work laptop in it, my 11.6" ultrabook for class, and my iPad, plus a small textbook and a few doodads, and everything fits really nicely. I am in no way pushing the limits of capacity in terms of size because just with those three electronics, a few pens and my ultrabook charger, the pack weighs upwards of 15 lbs (the pack weighs 2.3 lbs by itself). My purse would easily fit inside, but I prefer to distribute the total weight I lug around by carrying it separately. I like the fact that the pack is solid black--other brands seemed a little more college-y in appearance and I wanted something that looked a little more professional (insofar as a backpack could do that). I'm a pretty small woman (5'2) and I was able to adjust the straps to wear comfortably on both shoulders, although I admit I normally wear it with one shoulder strap, and the weight centered on my back. I'm only going from the car to my desk and back--if I had to travel with it, I would definitely wear it on both shoulders. One review mentioned being conked on the head by the top handle when wearing it on both shoulders, and I admit I experienced a bit of that when I had to lean forward. I don't do that very much so it isn't an issue for me, but be aware of the possibility.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really well made and easy to carry

    Posted
    InuKun
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Overall, this has been a great investment for my 17.3" Toshiba laptop. However my only concern is that I do use it when traveling overseas frequently to visit friends and relatives, and with no method of securing the zippers (particularly to the center section where the laptop is stowed), it's easy when on a crowded subway or bus and you're standing, for someone else to easily access the interior of the bag without being noticed (as I found out on the Underground in London a couple of weeks ago, although they didn't manage to steal anything thanks to an alert commuter on the train). This led to me wearing the bag frontside when traveling in crowded areas. All in all though, a great investment minus the ability to secure access from the zippers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product

    Posted
    CaseyJT
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    Bought this as an early Christmas gift for my big brother. He was using a 15" backpack to carry his Alienware m17. Needless to say he loves it. He was impressed by the storage capacity and the different compartments. You wouldn't think it had all that just by looking at the pictures. I wanted one after he opened the box. He's had it for a while now and it still looks great. And with Best Buy's discounted pricing, it's and even better deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Bag

    Posted
    TP70503
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    This bag is perfect for the laptop i bought. I like the way it feels when carrying on my back, almost feels like it isn't there. The only thing is the zipper part where the laptop was tore when i received it. I didn't notice till a week later being i didn't open that part immediately, but i would purchase it again. Fits everything i need for work in the bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming laptop backpack

    Posted
    Jojo
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    Perfect backpack for new Alienware 17" laptop, which is quite heavy. It's not too cramped or too loose fitting. Laptop very secured, protected. Enough space to hold additional smaller laptop, plus other accessories. If you plan on traveling frequently with your gaming laptop this is the perfect carrier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Short-lived

    Posted
    freeWithPhone
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I had this bag for about 6 months. It may be great for smaller laptops, but I have an actual Alienware and the weight of the laptop ripped the seams out of where the straps connect to the bag, which exposed the laptop to the weather.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    it doest what it says

    Posted
    steve
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    the bag is big enough for two laptops, i carry two 17.3 inch laptops sometimes and it fits well, but I also wish the pocket for the wallet is a bit bigger, and it doesn't really have a good place for the phone. But I like the design and the generous space it has for laptops and iPad/tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely wonderful

    Posted
    BritneyH
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    Bought this for my husband as a gift and he was over the moon to receive it! There are so many pockets and compartments to hold absolutely everything you could think to need! It's a little pricey for a backpack, but the protection it offers is worth it. Even the cashier in the store was impressed with it when I was picking it up!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great laptop backpack

    Posted
    Samson
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    This is a great backpack. This is my second backpack I use for school, only when I need to take my laptop to school. It has lots of attachment pockets and it does hold some of my school books too. It fits my 17.3 inch laptop very snugly. Plenty of padding for holding the laptop too so I'm not worried about it when I travel with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good backpack

    Posted
    Blusfn3
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    It's big enough for my 17" laptop and has plenty of space for books, notebooks and lots of other necessities. It has started to fray a little around the zippers but I trimmed the strings and it has seemed to stop for now. I've had it about 5 months and it's been great so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful companion to my laptop

    Posted
    Eddie
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    It could be slightly biased since I have an alienware laptop which this was made for but this still should work perfectly with any 17 inch laptop. Lots of pockets and space for many things and great for travel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great bag for 17.3 laptop

    Posted
    grem59
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    I purchased one backpack and it didn't work even though it was rated for a 17.3" monitor. I finally bought this one as I have an Alienware 17 R4 lap top and they indicated it will fit. It does. the pockets and separation are great and it is TSAfriendly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Backpack for 17" laptop

    Posted
    Pickyme
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    I love this bag! The laptop fits perfectly. It has lots of useful compartments. It is sturdy and not too heavy. It is designed to make TSA checkpoint reviews faster. I would definitely recommend this bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really nice bag with one flaw

    Posted
    Diverbrian
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    This is a nice looking bag and it holds the 17" laptop nicely with all my accessories including a mouse, keyboard and headphones. I just wish it had a mesh pocket for a water bottle. Other than that it seems perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WOW..

    Posted
    dksunfire
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    If you buy the Alienware Gaming Laptop, you have to buy this backpack for it. It is AMAZING, your laptop will be beyond safe in this, and it is airport travel safety perfect too...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Holds everything

    Posted
    Misty6
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    This bag holds my large laptop and all my school books good quality and durable. I have a very large laptop..ovet 17 inches..and it holds it fine with plenty of room to spare.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    plenty of room

    Posted
    escada96
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    we had a hard time finding a good bag for a 17 inch alienware laptop, this one fits perfect and has room for accessories. Nice looking bag too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great!!

    Posted
    Sami
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    Love it!!! Laptop fits perfect. Good compartments for little accessories. Nice cushioning on arm belts.. helps with weight of laptop. Additional support helps not stress back as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not sturdy

    Posted
    KMiranda
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    The bag looks great but less than two weeks into school the top seams are ripping on the back strap part of bag.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend