i tried the axio bag but i couldn't get the laptop in?? huh maybe the guys at AW misconfigured the system and in fact i 'really' have an 18 "! no seriously, i just couldn't get the laptop in. maybe i was looking at a different style of axio.
but you know i was in 'snow and rock' in london and saw a bag that i thought might fit the 7700. the guy was like, 'oh sure, that will definately fit it'. he gets the bag down, opens it up and i'm 'umm, i don't think it's going to fit'. then he says what kind of laptop have you got? so i get the beast out of the sleeve i'm carrying it in, and his eyes light up. 'wow, you've got an alienware. i've been dreaming of getting one of those. yes, 'dreaming' he said. (i'm not kidding, he like reverted to age 10). and well the conversation on the laptop bag disintegrated and all he could admire for customer service was the laptop and 'what a monster it was'. that was a really funny moment.
but i took it to a cafe today and everyone looks round at it. i'm not exaggerating. the northface bag i have does not look like a laptop bag so it's got its advantages of not being eyes for envy for it going missing..and it's really comfy to wear on the shoulders and back.