Best Laptop Backpacks

Top 10 Rated Laptop Bags 2014

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A laptop is an expensive investment that you want to product – especially if you are a college student low on cash. A backpack that can also function as a laptop bag will save you money, give you more protection, and let you carry school books. We put together a list of the best laptop backpacks for students (and anyone who wants to protect their investment) based on the following criteria:

1) Bag size and durability
2) Padding and protection inside bag and out
3) Plenty of extra compartments for wires/extras/books/etc
4) Comfortable shoulder straps that are adjustable
5) Bag is constructed out of durable materials
6) Warranty on the bag
7) Price
8) Value

Luckily you have plenty of options – but that also means plenty of great bags. We did the hard work and found the best laptop bags of 2012 for the school-year and reviewed them. Enjoy and hope you find what you need!

Plenty of smaller compartments and larger ones
3.3lbs
15 x 8.5 x 17.5 inches

This laptop bag is durable and light-weight, perfect for lugging around campus. It has more then enough compartments including: 1 padded laptop compartment, 1 thin compartment for papers/folders…
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2.8lbs
14.6 x 7.9 x 20.1 inches
Fits up to 17.3” laptops comfortably
Mesh panels on back for air flow

The Targus series is known for making great quality products that are both durable and comfortable. Taller people will love how…
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Available in many different colors and patterns
Max laptop Dimensions: 15.5 by 10.75 by 1.8 inches
Lifetime Warranty
6.5 x 20 x 15 inches


This laptop backpack is a fantastic deal! It’s available in MANY different color patterns so you can go in style. Just under $45 too you get a lifetime…
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Holds up to 16” laptop
Comfortable Straps
Dedicated notepad section

The V7 is a very professional looking laptop bag great for people who frequently travel or commute with gear. Has all the key features…
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20.5 x 14.5 x 8 inches
5.4lbs
Can be rolled on wheels with handle like a suite-case
Also can be worn as backpack’s

Rolling backpack’s were huge when I was in school and they are now making a come back. This multi-purpose laptop back doubles as both a rolling bag and can be worn…
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Geared towards Macbook Pros/Laptops holding up to 17.3”
iPad/Tablet pocket as well
Can compress size based on what you are carrying
19.7 x 9.3 x 14.6”

The CaseLogic RBP-117 is geared more towards Apple users – with spots for a 17.3” Macbook Pro and iPad – but also can hold a normal laptop or tablet (it doesn’t have to be a Mac obviously…
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Up to 16” laptops can be held
Zippered pockets for holding cell phones/ mp3 / cords / etc
16.7 x 9.5 x 14”
1.5lbs

Case Logic has a wide variety of products and this is another great one. It resembles a more traditional student type backpack instead of the professional look…
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EVA Shoulder Straps
Compression Straps
Organization compartments
Laptop compartment holds up to 17” Macbook Pro

Another bag geared towards Mac owners with the 17” Macbook Pro – but this will work just fine with another brand of laptop around the same size. A super sleek…
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14” Laptops – 13” and 15” Macbooks
Front pocket for MP3s/small electronics
Adjustable shoulder straps
Just like the DLBP-116 but for smaller laptops

This is the DLBP-114 – the brother of the DLBP-1116 which we also reviewed and enjoyed a lot. A great bag for people who want a more “college” student look…
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Jon Bannister Jon Bannister has always had an interest in the latest technology and gadgetry. A graduate of the Georgia Tech computer science program, Jon has a very technical and working knowledge on how computers interact with and improve… See more about Jon

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