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  1. ƒůℤźϔ ωൠ...
    116 of 120 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good lightweight briefcase to hold both a 15-inch laptop and my iPad 2, but may be too slim if your AC adapter brick is thick., January 8, 2012
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    இ Fuzzy Wuzzy’s Summary:
    ѾѾѾѾ Recommended with warm fuzzies (but the slim interior space is better suited either for a laptop with a compact slim AC adapter, or an 11-inch or 13-inch ultrabook or MacBook Air).

    The first thing that I noticed about this laptop briefcase was how light and slim it was. This briefcase only weighs 21 ounces (1 pound 5 ounces), including the shoulder strap, which is lighter than many laptop bags. The exterior feels like soft neoprene while all interiors are lined with nylon. The main laptop compartment has dimensions of 15.25 inches wide and 11.25 inches deep, and can accomodate a laptop of 15.2″x10.5″x1.7″. Inside the main laptop compartment is an 8.0-inch wide sleeve that perfectly fits my iPad 2. My iPad 2 is covered with the excellent Targus VuScape Protective Cover/Stand for Apple iPad 2 – 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, WiFi and WiFi + 3G THZ044US (Black/Blue Interior), and this interior tablet sleeve is nicely sized to hold my iPad securely with the Targus cover left on. The Targus cover doubles the thickness of the iPad to 0.7 inches thick, but it will still easily fit inside the tablet sleeve.

    Because the briefcase is fairly slim, however, storing the iPad with its Targus cover, my Dell 15-inch laptop, and the Dell’s chunky AC adapter made for a very snug fit. I initially stored the AC adapter vertically along one edge of the laptop compartment, but, even then, it zipped up into a bulging compartment that also put extra strain on the main zipper. Finally, I decided that it was just easier to carry the AC adapter in the outside zippered compartment. This creates a bulging outer pocket, but it is easier and quicker to store the AC adapter in the outer compartment than to arrange it each time vertically squeezed into one side of the main laptop compartment. And with my AC adapter squeezed inside the main compartment, I worried about straining the main compartment’s zipper too much. The outside zippered compartment is almost as wide and high as the main laptop compartment, albeit not as deep. The inside wall of this outside zippered compartment has another zippered pocket that is as wide as the main briefcase and can also hold a tablet, and I sometimes store my iPad inside this pocket instead. This outer pocket may be used as a tablet storage option if you have a thicker laptop and you need extra room inside the main laptop compartment. The rear of the briefcase has a small zippered pocket and a trolley pass-through sleeve for slipping this briefcase onto the pull-handle of another luggage.

    The included shoulder strap is comfortable. However, I would have much preferred that the shoulder strap used metal clips. Instead, the shoulder strap uses plastic clips that clip onto plastic D-rings on the briefcase. While I prefer metal D-rings instead of plastic D-rings for durability, I really dislike these kinds of plastic shoulder strap clips when used on a briefcase that is carrying the weight of a laptop (and tablet). And over time, the plastic clips can fatigue and bend or break after repeatedly attaching/detaching the shoulder strap by pressing down on the plastic, or by the weight of the loaded briefcase repeatedly straining the J-shaped hook of the plastic clips.

    Overall, this is a good basic nicely-styled briefcase for a 15-inch laptop. The tablet storage sleeve feature is nice, but since many laptop bags and briefcases already have extra zippered compartments that can separately store a tablet anyway, I think that this tablet sleeve feature only adds a moderate amount of uniqueness to the design. This is a fine briefcase for carrying back and forth between the office or coffee shop. But in my opinion, it is too lightweight, not padded enough, and not roomy enough to take with me on business trips, air flights, and travel outings. And if your laptop uses an AC adapter that is like a small brick (like my Dell AC adapter), you either have to *squeeze* it into this sleek briefcase’s main laptop compartment or keep it in the outside zippered compartment; in both cases, this briefcase’s slim profile then no longer looks sleek and bulges outward. Even thin 15-inch ultrabook laptops often have somewhat chunky AC adapters.

    If your 15-inch or smaller laptop uses a slim compact AC adapter and you do not need to carry various other folders/binders, mice, and laptop peripherals, then this briefcase can be quickly packed and retain its nice sleek look, and this briefcase may work just fine for you. Likewise, this is a great lightweight bag to carry an 11-inch or 13-inch ultrabook or MacBook Air. But for my 15-inch laptop needs, especially when traveling through airports, the main interior laptop compartment of this briefcase really needed to be an additional quarter-inch wider/thicker inside it so I could store my AC…

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  2. tampaloser
    77 of 80 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Zipper Broke, June 29, 2012
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    This review is from: Case Logic DLC-115 15.6-Inch Laptop and Tablet Briefcase (Black) (Personal Computers)
    Upon receiving the bag I was pleased by the appearance and slimness, but as I slipped my laptop in and went to zip it up the zipper would not mesh together and left the bag hanging open on either side of the zipper. As I slid it back and fourth to try and get it to catch the ZIPPER BROKE.
    Initially I planned to get a replacement sent but as I read reviews citing the bag’s slim profile impeding storage I experimented with it and found that the slim bag bulges awkwardly when storing blocky objects like AC adapters and mice, in the end I got a refund
    Summary of my experience
    -broken zipper
    -no space for ac adapter
    -chose refund

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