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17" Laptop Cases and Bags

Portable computers are all the rage for people who want to be able to carry their work and online life with them. 17" laptops are among the larger size of portable computers, with a range of 17" laptop cases and bags being available to help protect and transport machines of this size.

To find out if you have a laptop or netbook , you should measure the actual screen size of your computer from bottom left to top right, diagonally across the screen surface. This is the measurement that determines whether your laptop is described as being 13 inch, 15.6 inch or 17 inch.

Types of 17" Laptop Cases and Bags

One of the most common types of 17" laptop bag is the rucksack or backpack style. This type of bag makes it very easy to carry your laptop around with you, and can often be seen being sported by commuters on their way to work. One of the advantages of this style of laptop bag is that it doesn't necessarily look like there would be an expensive computer inside it, so keeping it safe from the unwanted attention of thieves.

A 17" sleeve laptop case is one where the case slips around the laptop. These are generally used primarily for protection against scratches or accidental damage, while your computer is being transported around.

A briefcase laptop bag is a more traditional style, with multiple pockets inside for storing your laptop and other items. These cases will have a handle on top for carrying in your hand, and may also feature a shoulder strap in the same manner as a messenger or shoulder bag, for ease of carrying.

Trolley style laptop bags are based on the kind of cabin baggage you can find that will store both your laptop and other items, such as a change of clothes. An extendable handle plus wheels on the bottom of the case make it easier to transport around.

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