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Top 10 Best 17.3 Inch Laptop Bags and Cases

Updated on October 6, 2010

Can't Find a bag for your 17.3 inch computer?

Of course you can't. That thing is a monster! Its not fitting into those bags made for 17 inch laptops either. This is because these new beasts aren't just point 3 inches bigger, their screens are in true widescreen format, making them much longer that the previous generation. Buying your bag online can be daunting because your not sure if your laptop will actually fit. YOU'RE in luck! I've assembled a killer list of bags guaranteed to fit your laptop with that 17.3 inch screen may it be Dell, HP, Asus, Toshiba or Acer!

case logic 17.3 laptop case
case logic 17.3 laptop case

10. Case Logic 18 Inch laptop Case

Sleek, professional and protective

Case logic is a brand that is known for quality. Their bags cases and sleeves are built to last. They are not the least expensive product on the shelf, but for a very good reason. When you factor in the expected lifespan, they are more than worth the little extra. Case logic also provides a 25 year warranty, so they stand behind their products.

This Case Logic Laptop Case is a very smart looking bag. It is a sleek black with small red accents. Its laptop compartment hold laptops with screens measuring up to 18 inches. However this bag has Case Logic's trademark Secure Fit Laptop Protection system, a way of customizing the laptop compartment for a perfect, snug fit so your 17.3 inch laptop will fit great. You set it once and it will always provide ultimate protection, and you will still be able to easily remove and replace your laptop through the top loading zipper.

There is an easily accessible front pocket with a place for PDAs or other essentials. The most unique part of this case is the quick access pocket at the top of the bag for a cell phone or an mp3 player. You can grab a call quick or listen to your headphones while your mp3 player is in your bag.

The back has flap that can be unzipped to slip the case over rolling luggage handles, a great feature for frequent flyers. The internal compartment is spacious enough to carry files or papers along with your notebook computer. Anyone looking for a professional looking 17.3" Laptop Case that will last, this bag will serve all your needs.

Solo 17.3 Laptop Messenger Bag
Solo 17.3 Laptop Messenger Bag

9. Solo 17.3 Inch Laptop Messenger Bag

Business Casual

Solo is one of the the top brands for laptop bags and luggage. Their bags are made of the best quality materials, are durable and provide excellent protection for your electronics. Their Messenger Bag is no exception. This bag has a very professional look, making it a great option for business professionals. The padded laptop compartment fit laptops with screens measuring unto 17.3 inches. If your looking for a all-round great 17.3 Inch laptop case, you need look no further than this Solo bag.

This bag has a few features that appeal to those who frequently travel. The front flap is secured by a large speed buckle and the back has a "Ride Along" pouch, an unzippable sleeve that will allow you to slip this bag over the handles of rolling luggage cases. The case comes with a removable shoulder strap and a comfortable handle on the top, so you have a the choice between using the bag as a messenger bag or briefcase.

Right under the front flap are compartments for quick access to plane tickers, phones or other accessories. There are also pockets for pens and business cards. The zipper to the main compartment is full length, contains a padded compartment for 17.3 inch laptops, and space enough for files, books or other essentials. This bag comes in three colors: red, black and blue. Whether you're a business professional or a student, the Solo messenger bag is a great choice for a 17.3" Laptop Case.

8. Sharpcase 17.3 Laptop Case - Oh! What beautiful Colors!

Sharpcase 17.3 laptop cases bags
Sharpcase 17.3 laptop cases bags

The first thing you notice about Sharpcase's 17.3 Laptop Cases is how beautiful and bright the color of the bag is. An it comes in nine colors: Black, Navy Blue, Sky Blue, Purple, Pink, Orange, Red, Teal, and Green. Each of these colored bags are striking in appearance, the colors are smooth and really make them stand out.

These bags are light weight, which is really its best feature. Where most computer cases are almost as heavy as the laptops their meant to carry, these don't add to your load. It comes with a matching detachable shoulder strap for those who prefer to carry it has a shoulder bag or a briefcase. There is a front pouch for quick access to important document or for keeping accessories. The back has a zippered flap for slipping the bag over the handle of rolling luggage cases.

The inside of the case is enough space to hold 17.3 inch laptop computers. It also comes with an adjustable divider to secure the fit or accommodate laptops with smaller screens. There's a strap to hold the laptop in place. With even more pockets on the back of the front you will find a place for everything you need to take with you.

All in all, these bags are a great choice. Brightly colored, light weight and travel friendly, if these are on the top of your list when searching for a 17.3" Laptop Case, you wont go wrong with Sharpcase.

Mobile Edge Eco-Friendly 17.3 Inch Laptop Messenger Bag
Mobile Edge Eco-Friendly 17.3 Inch Laptop Messenger Bag

7. Mobile Edge Eco-Friendly 17.3 Messenger Bag

Trendy, Meet Mother Nature

Mobile Edge is one of the more trendy brands in laptop bags. Their bags have a modern look that appears to the younger crowd. Part of their line of bags is their "ecollection," or eco-friendly, bags that were made to reduce their carbon footprint. This includes their Eco-Friendly 17.3 Laptop Messenger Bags which are made of 100% all natural cotton canvas. Mix the high quality of Mobile Edge with doing your part for the environment and this bag is ahead of all others in its class.

The best feature of this bag are the many compartments for accessories. On the front of the bag, under the flap, there are numerous pockets to accommodate it all, your phone, mp3 player, plane ticket, magazines, a book and more. It also comes with a detachable ID holder. It has a velcro strip for attaching it to the bag, and a key chain loop for carrying it with you. There's another pocket on the back with a velcro flap. The inside of the bag contains a padded laptop compartment that holds laptop computers with screens measuring up to 17.3 Inches. These canvas bags come in green, red, black and blue.

This is a great choice for people on campus. There is just enough room for your laptop, a textbook and a notebook. It is light weight compared to other laptop cases, especially considering it is a 17.3 inch laptop bag. If you looking for a great all round bag that is trendy, light and friendly to the environment, this is the 17.3" Laptop Case for you.

6. Alexander's Messengers 17.3 Inch Laptop Sleeves - The year of the sleeve

Alexander's Messengers 17.3 Inch Laptop Sleeve
Alexander's Messengers 17.3 Inch Laptop Sleeve

Laptop sleeves are becoming more and more popular. And why shouldn't they be! They are light weight, form fitting, much easier to travel with, they can even be put into another bag if necessary. We are talking about 17.3 Inch laptops so, lightening the load with sleeve would definitely be a plus.

Alexander's Messengers has a great selection of sleeves. These sleeves are both professional looking and screen printed with a nice looking graphic on the cover. The bag is fully zippered and has an outer compartment for accessories. Anther great feature are the addition of handles. This gives you the option of using the bag a slim style briefcase.

Case Logic 17.3 Laptop Backpack
Case Logic 17.3 Laptop Backpack

5. Case Logic Business 17.3 Laptop Backpack

Professional Comfort

Case logic makes the list again with its 17.3 Inch Laptop Business Backpack. Some people prefer contemporary style of messenger bags, others the traditional backpack. If you are a backpack person, you can't go wrong with the high quality of Case Logic. These bags are well made and backed by Case Logic's 25 year warranty.

This backpack will fit notebook computer with screen measuring up to 17.3 inches, but includes Case Logics trademarked Secure Fit system that allows you to adjust the fit for smaller laptops. Theres a separate compartment to hold you book, papers, documents and folders. The front zip compartment allow easy access to your phone, mp3 player and other electronics as well as pencils and pens. This compartment is lined with Nylex to protect your iPod and phone from scratches. Each bag comes with USB shuttle, capable of housing two USB flash drives. Lastly, the side compartment holds water battles. This bag is a great choice for on campus and in the office.

Mobile Edge 17.3 Inch Laptop Backpack
Mobile Edge 17.3 Inch Laptop Backpack

4. Mobile Edge 17.3 Inch Premium Laptop Backpacks


Mobile Edge is a brand that has successfully balanced aesthetic with utility. They have put a lot of thought into what people what out of their computer cases and have many styles of bags that are both trendy and fit the needs of the consumer. Their Backpacks are a good example of this.

The Mobile Edge Premium Backpack contain a padded laptop compartment that fit computers with screens measuring up to 17.3 Inches. This compartment is made from Mobile Edge's trademarked Safety Cell system for superior notebook protection. Immediately accessible on the front pouches are places for cell phones, mp3 players and other devices. The mp3 compartment contains a place to feed out headphone through, for easy listening on the go. On the side there is actually a detachable cell phone holder. This backpack would also appeal to frequent flyers, as there is the EZ-Access Ticket pocket for holding boarding passes.

This bag is made from 1680 Denier Ballistic Nylon and is backed by Mobile Edge's lifetime warrenty, so this bag will with you for the long haul.

Case logic Slimline 17.3 Laptop Bag
Case logic Slimline 17.3 Laptop Bag

3. Case logic Slimline 17.3 Laptop Bag

The quick and easy traveler

Case Logic always comes through with high quality products that are simple, professional and affordable. The Slimline Briefcase is fully zippered and houses a laptop compartment that accommodates 17.3 inch laptops. Inside there is an adjustable divider to fit all size laptops and provides a separate place for your power cords and such.

The front pocket has an outer zipper sleeve for easy access to a boarding pass, cell phone or mp3 player. The pouches inter compartment has a nice cd holder, a netted region for more cords, and a larger pocket for papers. Theres a place for business cards, pens, pencils and more! The shoulder strap is detachable, so this can be a shoulder bag or a briefcase.

Vanguard Luxor Series Aluminum 17.3 Inch Laptop Briefcase
Vanguard Luxor Series Aluminum 17.3 Inch Laptop Briefcase

2. Vanguard Luxor Series Aluminum 17.3 Inch Laptop Briefcase

It wont be easy to beat the security and quality of the Vanguard Aluminum Laptop Briefcase. This hard, metal case has three key locks, two dual latches and one lock in the middle. It is constructed with unique diamond ABS side paneling to reduce scratching. The internal compartment can hold up to 17.3 inch laptop computers. Theres a strap to hold the laptop in place. Across from the laptop there is room enough for it all, passport, boarding pass, theres even a CD wallet. Small compartments, large ones, you can take all your documents with you. This bag also comes with a padded shoulder strap for easy carrying. At 7.3 lbs, it's a little on the heavy side, but the security more than makes up for this.

Targus City Gear 17.3 Laptop Backpack
Targus City Gear 17.3 Laptop Backpack

1. Targus City Gear 17.3 Laptop Backpack

The all-in-one, Take everything with you solution!

The Targus City Gear Laptop Backpack is an expansive bag. It has LOTS of space and numerous storages ideas. Lets start at the back and work our way forward.

The shoulder straps and back panel are mesh padded, a great feature that adds a great deal to the comfort level while wearing the backpack. The grey trim on the bag is reflective, catching attention if you happen to be traveling at night. The padded laptop compartment holds 17.3 inch laptop computers. THis pocket also has a removable CD wallet what holds up to 8 discs! There are two more zipper compartments capable of holding full size text books, binders, folders, homework, you name it. There is even an external compartment held together by drawstrings and buckle straps. There is a mesh water bottle holder on the side. With two more zipper compartments with ample room for cell phones, mp3 players camera and ANYTHING else you could possible think of, This is the "all-in-one, take it all with you" backpack you have been looking for.

Which was your Favorite?


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    • profile image


      6 years ago

      not even close guys . . .alienware orion 17.3" backpack iz mch btr

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      6 years ago

      Great choices!

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      6 years ago

      thanks for help :)

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      6 years ago

      wow so many colors and designs in one line. Great!

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      8 years ago

      Terrific first lens! Here's a sprinkling of angel dust!

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      8 years ago

      Really nice! Any ones with wheels?

    • MissyBrown LM profile image

      MissyBrown LM 

      8 years ago

      Great lens! Love the pictures and the information.

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      Liz Mackay 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Lovely selection of bags.

    • Yourshowman LM profile image

      Yourshowman LM 

      8 years ago

      Good Lens.

      Keep It Up

    • lankanwriter profile image


      8 years ago

      Very informative lens, beautifully done

    • GardenArbor profile image


      8 years ago

      Rather like the backpacks. Nice, helpful, lens!


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