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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:54 pm 
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Hello all!

In my usual fashion, I am taking an exorbitant amount of time for my next purchase. This being a camera bag. I intend to use this bag for my camera as well as laptop and books for school.

The Sinking Barge is looking mighty fine but it says it's only supports 15" laptops. I intend to purchase a 17" macBook Pro... so I'm curious if the extra 2 inches can't be sucked/tucked in snug within the Sinking Barge.

Otherwise the big ol' Customary Barge might have to do... but dang, it's a big one!

It's roughly 190 USD as well... OUCH! Suggestions for clean laptop/camera/back pack are welcome as well. I'll post a Poll soon to help direct me.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:26 am 
If a notebook case says it'll fit a 15.4" laptop, that's what it's designed to fit. You might be able to squeeze a 17" laptop in there, but then you're going to be stretching the bag and thus thinning the padded lining that would have otherwise offered protection.

Think of it this way. In an elevator, you see a sign saying Max weight 2000 lbs. Sure, you probably could fit more in as it's surely not going to crash if you fit 2001 lbs in it. Doesn't mean that it's safe ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:28 pm 
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Think of it this way. In an elevator, you see a sign saying Max weight 2000 lbs. Sure, you probably could fit more in as it's surely not going to crash if you fit 2001 lbs in it. Doesn't mean that it's safe ;)

Nice way to explain :D

The Lowepro Fastpack 350 is designed for 17" as far as i remember. Although im not sure if you're only in for Crumpler, but if not take a look at it :)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:17 pm 
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I intend to purchase a 17" macBook Prohelp direct me.


Might i ask why not buy the newly redesigned 15" macbook pro's? Cheaper faster new features, or are you just wanting a large screen?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:52 pm 
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Yes yes... I was discussing this with my fellow designers and also came to the conclusion the 15" is probably a reasonable investment. But I haven't researched the differences in performance and reliablity. At work, I use the iMac's 24 inch LED, and that's spoiling me! I'll see how the money is when the time comes. Posting a poll soon!

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