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Old 01-30-07, 01:36 PM   #1
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Carrying a teeeeenytiny laptop?

So, here's my new debacle. I've recently decided to make the jump from a huge laptop to a tiny one. Over the last few years, I've gone through Dell's Lattitude D8x0 series. I love 'em to death, but I can no longer bear carting around such a large machine.

So, I now have a decked out D420 on the way. My current array of laptop bags are all pretty much designed around big machines, and getting a small one is an excuse to add to the collection.

When I'm home and commuting on my bike, I'll probably just continue my current policy of leaving the laptop at the office, so being totally bike-oriented is not a requirement - I'm more likely to be using this bag to lug it through an airport.

Anyone have recommendations? My demands are not too bad:

1) I need a bag that's smallish overall.

2) Designed - or at least able to - carry a small computer

3) Style-wise, I prefer a blend of corporate and casual. Nothing I don't do the formal businessman look, but also can't really swing anything too outrageous.

4) Form-wise, I like bags that are versatile. One of my current bags has a nice carry handle, an awesome padded shoulder strap, and a pair of regular backpack-like straps. Unfortunately, this bag doesn't hold a small machine well, and it's pretty much worn out beyond being usable.

Any suggestions?
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HP's Messenger Bag for your HP L2000?

they're still available (a great bag, btw)

note: the bag will carry a full-size notebook... it's not meant for smallish tablets, etc.

if you want *really* small, how about:

$350 Linux-based tablet w/WiFi?
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Just duc(k)t tape it to your shirt.
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I like carrier pigeons.
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Don't be ridiculous. Bunnies don't have talons with which to graps said laptop. Although...those long ears...hmmmmmmsicles....
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Talons? Long ears? I'm thinking silicon, teddies, and high heels. Probably not the most efficient mode of laptop transport, but certainly one of the most enjoyable.
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a trained platypus? could carry it on it's tail in nice weather, in it's pouch in bad weather.
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SOME rabbits have huuuuuge pointy teeth:

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Talons? Long ears? I'm thinking silicon, teddies, and high heels. Probably not the most efficient mode of laptop transport, but certainly one of the most enjoyable.
I have some concerns over their balance and overall ability to port said laptop from point A to point B, but hey...it's not like they have to open or use the damn thing. It'd be funnier to put them on roller skates, the laptop on wheels, and have them tow it around behind them.
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HP's Messenger Bag for your HP L2000?

they're still available (a great bag, btw)

I should add that I generally detest corporate logos on my baggage!
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I have some concerns over their balance and overall ability to port said laptop from point A to point B, but hey...it's not like they have to open or use the damn thing. It'd be funnier to put them on roller skates, the laptop on wheels, and have them tow it around behind them.
I dunno. Center of gravity is too high to safely use roller skates. Just plain 'ol walking is tough enough, which explains why they're usually laying down or resting rather uncomfortably on a desk.
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I dunno. Center of gravity is too high to safely use roller skates. Just plain 'ol walking is tough enough, which explains why they're usually laying down or resting rather uncomfortably on a desk.
Rabbit safety is not a concern, as long as my machine makes it OK.
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Found a bunny to carry it for you, in negotiations as we speak. How much are you willing to spend?
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My ideal budget range would be around a hundred bucks or so, but this is gonna go on my expense report and ultimately the bill will be picked up by my employer, so I really don't care too much.
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Also found this, closer to your budget range:

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An error message from cafepress! woohoo! That'll do great at carrying my computer.
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My ideal budget range would be around a hundred bucks or so, but this is gonna go on my expense report and ultimately the bill will be picked up by my employer, so I really don't care too much.
Remember to factor in the cost of room and board, shots/vaccines and other regular vetrinary bills, as well as the occasional brazillian wax.
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Look, I just want to transport my laptop, not adopt a hussy. If my hundred bucks can't cover all her expenses, then she's out.
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this should help some with maintenance costs:
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You can't do one without the other!
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Ok. It had better be a cheap hussy then. And one with good carrying skills. And enough padding to prevent damage to the laptop if I drop them down a flight of stairs or something.
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Ok. It had better be a cheap hussy then. And one with good carrying skills. And enough padding to prevent damage to the laptop if I drop them down a flight of stairs or something.
That can be done. Though I won't be able to help you out with the resulting manslaughter charges. Sorry.
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Ok. It had better be a cheap hussy then. And one with good carrying skills. And enough padding to prevent damage to the laptop if I drop them down a flight of stairs or something.
Call these guys, tell them you are my boy and they will hook you up with whatever you need. Don't mention the $100 budget, they will take advantage of you if they know you are loaded like that.

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