Originally Posted by Flood Fighter
Thought I might suggest this to you guys. If you buy a case to carry your laptop in, unless you've got a light laptop, buy a backpack. I have a Targus backpack that is perfect for my 5690 and all the fixins'.
It saves the strain on your shoulder AND it looks cool.
A briefcase style hard case is indeed very stylish (this one in particular), and quite professional in appearance. However, would have to agree with Omaha (who I had been lead to believe had departed these forums) in regards to a backpack style bag; unfortunately, is simply not an option for a large portion of business people. Most instead make use of a shoulder bag style case instead.
For a typical day of consultation(s), the WebMaster
weighs in at approximately 11.5 kg (or approximately 25.3 pounds) under load of machine (NP8890V), power adapter, business files and assorted paperwork, tools (basic toolkit, associated LAN related tools (cable tester, crimper, multimeter, etc), magazines (for the commute, although I am beginning to favor eBooks), cables and accessories (mouse, CoolPad, etc). The commute itself involves at the very least a 12 city block walk to a subway system, walking connections to various other trains (depending on desired end location) which usually involves up/down several flights of strairs, a great deal of standing (especially during rush hour(s)), with a final walk of 5 to 20 blocks to the desired location (again, depends on location as I do not commute to the same place each day). Obviously, if there is more than one consultation in a given day, repeat the above description two or three fold. Working/living the city often entails walking short (40 blocks or less) distances rather than using public transportation, but that is certainly personal preference. Personally, have never experienced a problem with the above mentioned bag, or its weight when loaded, but perhaps I am not a typical individual. Most describe me as being built like a tank or an offensive lineman.
Would say this particular case in the original post would be fine if one's commute involves airports and/or automobiles, but perhaps would not be the best choice if carrying long distances. For alternatives, this
thread may prove useful.