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Targus - Mobile ViP Topload  Laptop Briefcase - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 392 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sling provides best protection

    Posted
    Larry
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have a bad experience with my bags dropping and the laptop inside getting dinged up. In this bag the laptop sits in a stretchy sling so if it's dropped with the bottom down, it's going to protect the laptop much better than other bags with a thin layer of foam padding on the bottom. My one complaint about this bag is that there is no velcro loop that goes over the top of the laptop so if you drop it upside down, you don't get the same protection, but I suspect the beaded edges and handle would protect it some. Other thoughts: - It's made of tough material with sturdy zippers - The laptop section locks - It's a TSA enabled bag so you don't have to remove your laptop to go through airport security - The handles are rounded and soft which makes them good for carrying for long distances

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good bag

    Posted
    Turtlor
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I've had this bag for a month or so now and I'm generally happy with the style and build quality but I do struggle to get my 15-inch Dell laptop in there. I'm not sure if it's just the style of the laptop, but the designated pouch doesn't quite fit it naturally. I'm able to zip up the pouch at least, but it takes a little bit of effort. The bag also doesn't expand quite as much as I'd like, meaning that if I have my laptop or other wide objects in it I can't fit much more in. So if you carry a lot, say on a long trip, you might want to see if you can find something that is a bit wider or more expandable. Still, I really like the bag otherwise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    WORST BAG EVER

    Posted
    Antonio620
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I owned this product for 6 weeks, and the shoulder strap has already tore from the bag. Just look at the picture and see for yourself. I got what I paid for, which was a poorly constructed bag. I'll gladly pay double the cost for a product that is reliable and lasts AT LEAST 7 weeks, lol...but in all seriousness, a year would have been minimally acceptable. I am not buying any more Targus bags. Tumi - here I come.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth every penny

    Posted
    Hoser
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I've bought a lot of computer bags, but this one is absolutely outstanding. It is well made. The seams don't rip out, the zippers are strong. The only weak spot is the shoulder strap keeps slipping off my shoulder. Maybe that's because I carry 3 laptops in the bag and other gear (adapters and charger). It is very convenient flying and is an under the seat bag. It's quick to get through TSA too. Seriously, if you need the carrying capacity, get this bag! One laptop and books and papers, and gifts for the kids when you get home. Yep, that's what you want.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great bag!

    Posted
    Bernie
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    This is an awesome bag! So much room for all of my school paperwork plus notebooks and folders. The laptop storage is fully padded and has foam on the bottom so even if your laptop was to slip out of your hand into the bag it would be hitting a nice piece of foam instead of a hard bottom. It says that it is airport security passing (whatever that means). I think you can take it through TSA without having to remove the computer. I have not used this feature but Im sure TSA would make you take it out anyway. Its comfortable on the shoulder and in my hand. Would reccommend purchasing this bag if you are looking for a quality laptop on the go storage bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Such an upgrade from my old case

    Posted
    CraigSr
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    My old case was leather, beautifully worn but really too big for the laptop I wanted to carry. This case is really great, the computer is suspended in a sling so I do not worry about dropping or setting down hard as it will just hang out in the sling. The case has a good amount of space and when you take a plane it is TSA compliant so no one knows what you have. You unzip the center section and lay it flat in the tub and do not remove anything. VERY light weight much easier to carry and comfortable as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The perfect bag for school and travel

    Posted
    Clarissa
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this bag specifically for the fact that it protects me computer. After a traumatizing experience of a broken laptop, I wanted something more sturdy than the soft briefcase that I had been using. This suspends the laptop preventing unnecessary collisions. It also is roomy enough to comfortably fit 3 spiral notebooks, 2 folders, the charge cord, the laptop, a wireless mouse, an external harddrive, a mixture of office supplies, and my glasses case. It also is easy to display all the electronics when traveling.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The perfect bag for school and travel

    Posted
    Clarissa
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this bag specifically for the fact that it protects me computer. After a traumatizing experience of a broken laptop, I wanted something more sturdy than the soft briefcase that I had been using. This suspends the laptop preventing unnecessary collisions. It also is roomy enough to comfortably fit 3 spiral notebooks, 2 folders, the charge cord, the laptop, a wireless mouse, an external harddrive, a mixture of office supplies, and my glasses case. It also is easy to display all the electronics when traveling.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ample Space

    Posted
    aaaadad
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    I needed a laptop bag that would carry lots of my stuff - laptop, tablet (sometimes two), paper, pens, chargers,... This does the job as there's plenty of space to accommodate all my items. I love it from that aspect. My one slight complaint (hence the 4 stars) is the positioning of the strap latches. They're placed in such a way that it often interferes with the opening and closing of the zippers for the various compartments. I would have liked to have seen them placed wider to be out of the way. But, I can live with this as my main purpose was to hold all my stuff, which it does.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great professional bag

    Posted
    MoonDog
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    I really like the product. It fits my 15" laptop without a problem. Has plenty of space for additional items and the split in half feature has worked with no issues at TSA checkpoints. My only complaint is that since this bag is meant to split in half, the shoulder straps connect to the bag at the sides of the bag, instead of at the extremities. Since they are connected close to the extremities the bag 'skews' when a lot of weight is in the bag. I believe some kind of strap that had support at four locations (close to the four extremities) would resolve this issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice

    Posted
    Jezebel
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Good build quality, particularly the hooks for the shoulder strap. This is important. Other bags have fasteners that seem to break too easily. Also, another key detail is the zippers, which are also of good quality. It's easy to overlook these two points and find a nice, seemingly high quality bag, only to have it start falling apart in these small, but annoying ways. Finally, it has a good number of pockets. I need plenty, as I prefer organization. If these things matter to you, then I would recommend this bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Functional Briefcase

    Posted
    MichaelinNEPA
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    This is a great briefcase. It has three compartments to separate items (although the middle is used for airport screening, you can use it for thin items like papers or folders). There is a special, protective pocket for the laptop/notebook, a place for folders and a tablet/iPad/etc, and a place for accessories. I am very pleased with this briefcase and have only one complaint - The zippers get stuck sometimes on the corners. It seems as it's a minor design flaw where the inside fabric gets caught. I can live with it, though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT BUY !!!

    Posted
    flickchic4reel
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    My niece just graduated from college so each family member purchased an accessory to compliment her brand new "Apple" Laptop a gift from her Grandparents..Our purchase was the "Targus Laptop Briefcase"..This baby is 'Sweet' !!!..It will definitely protect her Laptop from: Bumps..Bangs & Bruises !!!..It has several pockets & hide-aways for paper..pens..folders and an extra mouse or two !!!..She absolutely loved my gift from her Aunt & Uncle !!!.."Me"

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    All bags are the same these days

    Posted
    discLover
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I've used a Targus travel bag bought at Best Buy for the last 12 years. I was due for a new one and tried to find a similar model. However, the old one was a suitcase style bag that lifted up 90 degrees and no one seems to make those anymore. One of the reviews for this bag said the person felt the same way but settled for this bag and was happy with it after a few weeks. Well, I didn't like it one bit. I returned it. Can't I get a suitcase style travel bag anymore?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High Quality - High Functionality

    Posted
    DrFab
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    This computer bag is well-built, durable, and highly functional. It employs a 'sling' support to guard against computer damage should the bag be dropped. By merely unzipping a specific section, the bag also allows you to essentially keep your laptop in the case for the Xray security scan at the airport since it separates your other packed items into another section.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    supple pleather, easy to use, holds my world

    Posted
    Tebunker
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Clearly feel like a VIP or a C-suite hero with your very own laptop briefcase. Never leave home with your laptop or tablet in a shabby bag. Show up to meetings with class and confidence. Look like you actually belong before they realize it and throw you out of the meeting. Holds you electronics and other stuff, it's bag, remember it is the person behind the screen that makes the difference.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great medium-sized bag

    Posted
    Mike
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    This bag is not for everyone. If you love to stuff your briefcase with everything you might need on a trip, look elsewhere. If all you want is a sleeve to protect your smaller laptop or table, this is not for you. I love the sling for my laptop and the protective pocket for my tablet. There is enough room for a legal size notebook and some documents, with a little left over for earbuds and a spare battery pack. It's a great bag for my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Product

    Posted
    RCan
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    This was horribly disappointing. I’ve bought NETGEAR products for years, but this was pathetic. I could not install working software on my iMac which is supposed to be supported. I tried installing on my HP Windows 10 laptop and it failed there also. Software ran once but wouldn’t start a second time after booting PC. I’m sure the device is fine, but the software is pathetic! TERRIBLE! Do NOT buy this!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Laptop Bag

    Posted
    dstump
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I was on a trip and my current bag at the time broke. I needed one in a hurry so I bought this one as it was able to be used at the airport by simply unzipping the middle and opening the bag up. I was skeptical but when I got to the airport I didn't have to empty the contents and I passed through easily. Not to mention it holds both my laptops and iPad Pro with no issues. Highly Recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    metal hardware sold me

    Posted
    dayru
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I wanted something that will last for years so I went with the most expensive bag they had. All the other bags had plastic parts. So far after a week or two I have had no problems. I use it day in and day out of work. It holds a lot of extras like headphones and cell phone. It was the only one with metal parts. If I didn't need it to last for years of use I might have gone with a cheap bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend