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What are the Different Types of Laptop Backpacks?

Carol Francois
Carol Francois

There are four different types of laptop backpacks: commuter, information technology professional, airport, and business. Each of these units is designed to hold at least one laptop and a rechargeable battery cable. There are usually at least one internal pocket for holding laptop accessories, such as a wireless mouse.

Commuter laptop backpacks are designed to carry the most material of any of the bags. This bag combines the storage capacity of a standard backpack with additional space and security required by a laptop. A special sleeve is built into the bag, complete with security straps to ensure that the laptop is not damaged.

A laptop.
A laptop.

Additional capacity is provided for books, lunch, and any other items that need to be transported. There are multiple pockets on the front and sides to provide space for cables, accessories, wallets, music players and more. Due to the weight that these types of bags are expected to hold, they have specially designed ergonomic back and hip straps. These straps distribute the weight of the bag across the body and reduce the strain on the shoulder and neck.

Laptop backpacks may contain an internal pocket for holding a wireless mouse.
Laptop backpacks may contain an internal pocket for holding a wireless mouse.

Information technology professional laptop backpacks are smaller than the commuter backpack and has a neater appearance. Space is provided for one laptop, power cables, accessories, and a medium-sized book. These units assume that everything you need is in the laptop and understand the importance of a maintaining a professional image. These types of laptop backpacks are typically vinyl and are designed for long-term use.

Airport laptop bags are specially designed to allow x-ray machines to check inside the bag, without the need to remove the laptop. This design is very popular with people who do a lot of traveling. Double check the guarantee provided by the bag manufacturer. Some companies offer a full refund of the purchase price if you are unable to keep the laptop in the backpack when going through airport security.

Business laptop bags have features of both the commuter and the information technology professional laptop backpack. They are typically made of leather and have ergonomic cushions in the shoulder pads and adjustments to ensure a good fit. They are not as bulky as commuter backpacks, and so have less room for other materials.

When selecting a laptop backpack check the length of warranty on the product. A quality bag can range in price from $75 to $100 US Dollars (USD). It is well worth it the time to compare the warranty and replacement policy before making your selection.

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