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Solo - Studio Portfolio Laptop Briefcase - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 2120 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK bag - lacks a few features I'd like

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    travelingdude
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    My position requires a fair amount of travel, so I was looking for something to replace my backpack (something more "professional/business" looking.) Main requirement is that it had a "come along" strap so I could hang it over my luggage handle. While this bag does have that, it lacks a few things I should have noted. My backpack had a small, zippered compartment inside the secondary storage space for small things (flash drives, etc. . ) that you don't want flopping around in one of the main compartments. I never realized how useful that was till I didn't have one. The Studio bag does have small compartments inside the storage area that's closed with a Velcro flap, but being the small storage area is not zippered/closed in any way, there is nothing to keep what's in there - in there. On top of that, the compartment that is covered with the Velcro flap has about a 2" gap at the top (hard to describe, but easily seen in person.) These things combined means that there is a chance small items can fall out even with the flap closed. Maybe not a huge chance, but I don't want to bet on that given how many times my bags are moved about under my seat in an airplane, in a taxi trunk, etc. . . Other than that, seems durable enough - though I've only used it for a few months at this point. Overall, I cannot downgrade it for something I missed. I consider it a lesson learned.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good case for large heavy older laptop

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    MisterB
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    I think the case is a good value and well-made, comes with good extra pockets and useful extra accessories like a shoulder strap and nice comfortable handles, as well as inside things for pens, calculators, business cards, keys stuff like that, and it's fairly comfortable over the shoulder for such a heavy laptop. Overall I'm happy to have it, and it was a good value because the man at the store helped me find a slight online discount more so than it was already on sale. My only quip because I'm limited in case selection because of the size of my 17 inch laptop with the extra battery pack on the bottom is that it could use a little bit more bottom padding just in case for whatever reason you drop the whole case to the ground, there is probably enough padding but with the weight of my laptop I would've just felt more comfortable with a little more

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent and does the job.

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    AnniEmm
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    Overall, I like it. It's roomy and lets me carry: a Dell Inspiron 15 gaming machine, a Cooler Master fan pad, a mouse, the power supply, an external DVD drive, an external hard drive, as well as folders and external media like thumb drives, DVDs or CDS if needed. It's reasonably sturdy but does not have a stiff bottom that would allow it to stand up on its own. However, I wish the padding was thicker on this thing, and I wish the two handles had a way to connect them together. The padding that IS there isn't firm/shock-absorbing enough in my estimation. This is a good case to use if you are keeping it with you - I would NEVER allow this to be checked luggage and I'm not so sure I'd trust it even as a carry-on to be jammed in those above-seat storage areas. If I'm just putting it in my car and carrying it to places personally, it's decent enough for that.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent portfolio

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    acropolis
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    I bought this portfolio to replace my 15 year old Swiss Gear Backpack. I wanted something smaller that took up less space when I travel but still allowed room for my gear. This bag fits that bill quite well. I have plenty of room for all of my tech (14" laptop and charger, external wireless mouse, two Passport external hard drives, iPad charger, misc. usb cables and adapters) as well as space for my tablet, a 9" spiral notebook, pens and highlighters, etc. It is also comfortable to carry on my shoulder while hustling through an airport or slid onto my suitcase handle using the slot on the back of the bag. The only downside is that the front pocket does not expand much, so the flap sticks out a bit if I put things in the front pocket like my glasses case or laptop charging brick. Best to keep the bulkier items inside one of the zippered compartments. This portfolio is an excellent upgrade from a backpack and well worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    seems decent for now.

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    carnut
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    one of only two messenger style cases for 17" laptops in store. sales clerk said people don.t want 17" laptops, and they're being phased out. the case seems decent. good amount of padding for top and bottom of laptop. has minimal padding for edges, so don't drop it on floor. has main zippered compartment for laptop with a divider to keep folders from scratching laptop. second zippered (middle) full size compartment with no pockets for accessories. third (front) compartment with velcro flap (and side zippers to expand compartment access) with multiple pockets for office supplies or other items. decent shoulder strap and handles. in addition, back of case has a wide piece of fabric sewed in place to place a luggage handle through. very convenient for traveling and airports.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my Lenovo laptop

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    Harry
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    I flew to Myrtle Beach from Pittsburgh with a stop in Atlanta. I had my Lenovo laptop in my checked language. It would not fit in a carry on bag. After arriving in Myrtle Beach at our condominium, I started my computer. It had a sound coming from the area of the fan. I took it to a computer repair shop. They informed me the fan was hitting the shroud causing the noise. They repaired the computer. Rather than taking a chance on putting it in my luggage again I decided that the best route to avoid a repeat of having it damaged, I would buy a computer case for it and carry it with me.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the money

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    YupPC
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    I was really hesitant to give up my old case but when I got my new laptop it wouldn't fit in my old one. I originally got this case because it was the only one the fit and seemed fairly secure but I've really started to like this bag. I do photography so I always have a bunch of hard drives with me and this bag has space for a larger 17.3" laptop like mine or even two smaller ones in one compartment, I have seven external drives in another compartment, and then my mouse/mousepad/ power supply easily fit into the front pouch. The only thing that really still doesn't do it for my is the strap.. it's awkward to wear/carry and never seems to straighten out.. but not a deal breaker by any means.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice, professional looking and functional

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    guychef
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    It is hard to find a laptop briefcase that accommodates a 17.3" laptop. Actually most laptops of that size aren't designed to be "portable." But I needed a case because there are times when I need to take it out of the office. This briefcase looks nice and is professional looking. It is lightweight, yet sturdy and that is important with a 17.3" laptop because it is heavy to begin with. The only thing I wish it had that my precious case had is a Velcro clasp which closes the slide in pocket. That adds just a little extra protection and insures against the laptop slipping out if the zipper is not closed. Other than that it is good.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Laptop briefcase I've had

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    Gillescg
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    The Solo laptop briefcase I purchased is the best briefcase I found on the market I found for my new 17.3 HP Touchscreen laptop I saw after looking at several from many different sources! It has multiple compartments making it the perfect carryall for my Laptop, IPad and all the accessories that go with them! I can carry everything in one briefcase and still have plenty of space for all my other items! I absolutely love the Solo briefcase and highly recommend it for anyone looking for an awesome laptop case/ briefcase!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome laptop bag!

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    bargirl529
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    With my previous job I had a laptop carrying case where the top handle broke so I needed to get a new bag. This is hands down the best laptop bag that I've ever owned. At the time, I had to carry two laptops for both of the projects that I was working on and this bag was able to hold both of them and all paperwork/files that I was working on (The laptops were 17" and 15") The front zip down part had enough room for my business cards, headphones, writing instruments, and other misc items. Now that I'm no longer working for them, I had to regretfully turn the bag in with the one of the laptops but I will be purchasing another one for my personal use because I loved this bag that much!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent bag

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    Steve
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    Recent upgraded to a bigger laptop, and it didn't fit into my old bag any more, so had to get a new one. This one was reasonable priced, and the padding on the sides seems adequate. But unlike my old Case Logic bag, this one doesn't seems to have much protection around the edges and does not have a rigid shape. I could not deform the old CL case from the sides even when empty. This was is easily crushed when empty, which does not bode well for when the laptop is in it. So, while this bag is fine for toting the bigger laptop around, it does not afford a whole lot of protection. Spend the extra $$ for a better bag if you're rough on your laptops.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, strong bag for the price

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    Goyo
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    This bag has served me well for carrying my laptop and charging cable, my Kindle and a camera or two. I recently used it on a trip and took it on the plane as carry on. I was able to fit in a whole bunch of other stuff- a couple of books, some magazines and notebooks and a few clothes, toiletries and medicine. It bulged a little, but it held everything well. The only problem is that the front flap does not hold with the velcro strips when it is quite full. Even when it is minimally full, the velcro tends not to hold well. Other than that, though, it is very useful, dependable and easy to carry.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Teacher buy

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    MayorLavon
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    I bought this because I got a Lenovo 330 ideapad 17 inch laptop. I also use it to carry my school papers back and forth when I need to grade. The shoulder strap is comfortable and makes carrying everything so much easier. Plenty of space on the inside for the laptop and more. The front pocket is also nice since I don't have to keep my keys and other things in my pockets while I teach. I also don't have to leave them in my desk and possibly forget them at the school. I'm glad I added this purchase to my laptop purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great bag for Dell 17.3" 7000 series.

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    JonT
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    This bag fits my Dell 17 7000 series laptop like a glove, with more than enough padding, unless you aren't conscious of where you are swinging it and happens to hit something with a corner. I can easily fit the laptop, mouse, power cable, external hard drive(s), USB 3.0 hub, USB 3.0 to USB C cable, note pads, pens, tablet, extra cables of all sorts with enough room for any papers that I may need. For the price I don't see how one could go wrong. Only time will tell how long it holds up but again, for the price, I would probably just buy another.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for school, and for feeling important!

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    Doug
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    I always carried a backpack with me to and from school. Now I'm a grad student and that doesn't feel legit at all, so carrying a briefcase like this makes me feel a lot more important. I still carry slung over my shoulder, but I don't think it was designed to be carried that way because the hinges creak when I walk and the strap lays sort of awkwardly over the case when pulled in that direction. Otherwise it is small, but big enough for me to fit my computer, some notebooks and occasionally a textbook, as well as writing supplies and my glasses and a calculator. I would recommend this briefcase.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good for toting my Gateway 17-inch laptop

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    PapaSal
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    This was a great replacement for the Targus piece of ...... that had its carrying handle as part of the closing flap. This case barely lets my laptop fit which has an oversize battery pack. The case two full size compartments. I put the laptop in one and use the other for the power supply, mouse, and extra battery. There is also a third compartment which is cover by the traditional flap we all know and love. Good for sundries. The guys at work give accolades for replacing the Targus. Carries well but have to hunt and peck for the correct center of gravity when I set it down so it doesn't fall over.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Hard to find 17.3" bags ...

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    GirlFriday
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    17.3" bag fit my 17" laptop just barely. Strap seems flimsy, rest seems sturdy and padded so far, so I while I sling strap around my neck I carry the bag like a book or by the handles for fearing of dropping my 7lb laptop. Overpriced by about $30 but manufacturers get away w/ it because so few make bags this large. I was happy to find something despite not being totally pleased. Bag looks nice, though not sexy, but it's not meant to be designer bag, I guess, but a professional looking unisex bag. Several little compartments and pockets if that's important to you

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great bag for the largest of 17-inch laptops

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    Candyman
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    I use this bag for my Alienware R3 17.3 in 8.3 lb laptop. it accommodates the laptop and the huge power brick that comes with it plus my mouse with room to spare. the material is ballistic nylon and appears to be quite durable, but time will tell if you can take the weight, especially on the carrying handles. I do not recommend using the shoulder strap as the attachment points are made out of plastic and I would definitely not trust it with my expensive gear.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Bag at a Great Price

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    JohnOnRadio
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    I bought a MacBook recently and I wanted a new laptop bag to go with my new computer. I like that it has two large portions; one for the laptop, and one for files, papers, and other things.This is a good bag, and I was glad to get it for the price it's at. The one drawback is the front pocket, where I keep my pens, pencils, and other writing instruments. I wish that part was fully enclosed instead of having the velcro flap. That said, I knew that when I purchased this and it doesn't detract from my enjoyment of this bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice case

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    jackson
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    Purchased this for my 17.3" laptop which fits perfectly along with charging cord and full sized mouse. Has additional pockets inside (possibly adequate for smartphone), and sectioned off for paperwork. As the product description implies, it's a briefcase and is designed as such. If you're looking for something for work, this would be great. For someone in school a backpack style might be more to your liking. It works fine for me, and appears to be well made. I'm quite pleased with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend