3 thoughts on “Samsonite Vintage 15.6 -InchShuttle (Ebony)

  1. Gadget Enthusiast
    85 of 86 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Careful of the Images, Great otherwise, December 13, 2012
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    Gadget Enthusiast (Seattle, WA) –
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    This review is from: Samsonite Classic 15.6 -InchShuttle (Black) (Personal Computers)
    FIRST: Be aware that some of the photographs for this bag are misleading. They depict two main holders. This is for the Samsonite Classic Two, which is thicker and has a secondary main pocket, which allows for cards, pens and whatnot to be stored. There is a separate listing for the item, just type in ‘Samsonite Classic’ on the search bar and you will find both listings.

    NOW: This bag is great. Most laptop bags I see from other name brands cut corners, such as plastic clips, zippers, low quality nylon fabric. This case is high in quality in everything except one aspect, which I will get to. The case is slim- more slim than any laptop case I have seen, and for someone on the go who wants to look sharp, this case definitely plays the part. It’s firm, not sloppy, will hold a laptop securely, and a few documents as well (but don’t push your limits). I use this as my carry on in addition to a small backpack. The case will hold my laptop and power cord + brick with the slightest bulge. (Note, I have a Sony S Series, which is .91 inches thick, so those with large laptops may have issues)

    Now, I have been to many B&M stores to check out their other laptop bags. Many have the following failures:

    – Poor quality material. It feels flimsy, cheaply sewn together, and saggy.
    – Cut Corners. Important parts, such as hinges and clips, zippers, etc, are made of plastic.
    – Too big/bulky. I’m trying to carry a laptop, not my desktop.
    – Looks cheap, generic.

    I will start with the flaw of this bag- the shoulder strap is relatively cheap. I LOVE the hooks, they are metallic and are sturdy. However the strap is thin (understandably as the whole bag is meant to be streamlined) and the shoulder pad is disappointing.
    However,the rest of the laptop case is marvelous. There are two front zippers, which unfortunately do not have any in-line pockets, however I have not had any difficulties with this, as the bag is strictly for my laptop, chargers and what have you (passports, plane tickets, some cash, thin wallet/phone, etc) There is also a wide back-pocket which comes in handy with more personal documents, as it hangs inwards (you’d be a fool to not notice someone unzipping your laptop carrier though) so it’s safe from roaming hands.

    This laptop case is not for everyone. If you need to store a lot of things, look elsewhere. However if you only have a slim laptop and the charging brick, a travel mouse and other tiny items, this is a great classy looking laptop carrier at a bargain price. You will seriously not find anything that looks better than this at the price point (or even double/triple the value!)

    EDIT: 3/14/13: I’ve now had this bag for about four months, give or take. This is what I carry in it on a daily basis:
    – Sony 15.6 S-Series laptop
    – Charging brick+Cable
    – Kobo mini e-reader
    – Phone + Wallet
    – Small notebook + Pen
    – Pack of gum, small pack of tissues

    This is quite a bit of stuff inside the briefcase, however the entire thing stays slim (with a hint of bulging I will admit). I’ve taken this on about six train rides, and eight airplane flights with no issues. I have gotten a scratch/scuff on one small area of the bag, however it has not grown any worse and appears to be completely superficial, no signs of worsening.
    I am super happy with this bag now, for it has completely exceeded my expectations and came at an incredible price. I would have gladly paid 2x or even 3x the price to have this bag. If you have a thin laptop or are into style, seriously, buy it!

    EDIT: 4/5/13

    I have since updated my rating to 5 stars. Originally I had wanted the Classic 2, however I am finding myself quite happy with this current size.

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  2. Doug Peter
    100 of 102 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Sturdy, simple laptop bag, February 13, 2012
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    Doug Peter (Upstate NY) –

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    This review is from: Samsonite Classic 15.6 -InchShuttle (Black) (Personal Computers)
    First, the pictures for this bag are not correct and show a larger model. This item does not have two zippers on top and just has one large main compartment. Don’t expect to carry much more than your laptop, charger, mouse, phone, pens and a flat pad. It will not hold a 1″ 3 ring binder with the laptop. My 15.6″ Toshiba fits snugly and I’m happy with the bag. If you’re looking for a sturdy bag to basically just carry your laptop you can’t go wrong with Samsonite quality.
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  3. Julesatwork
    24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Nice bag as a computer bag, August 25, 2011
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    This review is from: Samsonite Classic 15.6 -InchShuttle (Black) (Personal Computers)
    This Samsonite computer bag is nice as a computer bag. Material used is pretty good too. It fits in a 15.6″ notebook well however if you want to also put in some doc/newspaper it is not going to fit in.
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