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Targus 17" XL Laptop Backpack

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Product Features

  • Removable mobile phone case on shoulder strap
  • Ergonomic handle
  • Large section for books and binders
  • Audio player sleeve
  • Line-out porthole for headphones
  • Multiple accessory pockets
  • Exterior zippered pockets

Detailed Product Description

Keep your 17" laptop computer and all your other daily essentials neat and well organized in the Targus 17" XL Laptop Backpack. This pack includes a spacious main compartment for your larger laptop computer, with plenty of room for your books, binders, folders, and other gear. Multiple accessory pockets allow you to keep your electronics gadgets neat and handy, and this pack even has an audio player sleeve and a line-out porthole for headphones. Exterior zippered pockets provide quick access and security, and an ergonomic handle provides comfort. The Targus 17" XL Laptop Backpack even has a mesh water bottle pouch and a soft pouch for sunglasses.

Product Specifications

Laptop Compartment Dimensions:i
16.5" x 12.9" x 2.2"
15.5" x 20.5" x 8"
3 lbs, 6 oz
840D Nylon
Limited Lifetime
Linear Inches:i
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Based on 115 reviews

95% recommended
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  • Posted: 2/25/2014
  • Reviewer: Anonymous Customer from Stoner
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1 person(s) out of 1 found this review helpful.
"I used this everyday for HS.. I put 2 3 ring binders, large calculator, AP book or two, and lunch bag in it. The zippers broke after 6 months."
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  • Posted: 6/7/2010
  • Reviewer: Thomas from Brooklyn, NY
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41 person(s) out of 44 found this review helpful.
"I love this bag. It is filled with all sorts of handy pockets and compartments that can be used for a verity of things. I do not not know what the front flap was designed for, but it is perfect for holding large drawings sets or my tripod. This bag holds a tremendous amount. I have routinely loaded it to over 50 pounds when I was carrying books and computer to school. It has held up really well. I have owned it for over 3 years. It is really really large, and may not be suitable for smaller framed females."
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  • Posted: 2/3/2012
  • Reviewer: Remone from Ypsilanti, MI
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26 person(s) out of 29 found this review helpful.
"I have been searching for a really good bag with ample capacity and convenient organization for over four years! This bag was actually recommended to me two years ago by a college student who told me that it was a great bag and provided ample space for all her books. I was however deterred by the price until I came across a good price for it on e-bags. I just love this bag. Last Christmas I bought myself an ASUS G74SX-A1 Republic of Gamers 17 inch laptop. Anyone familiar with this laptop will know that it is a beast of a laptop which weighs close to 10 pounds and has a battery that's at least one pound. It does NOT fit in a typical laptop bag. I carried this computer in a SOC Gear Bugout bag and it did NOT fit well. There was no separate laptop compartment and all my other books and stuff would get squashed. I then ordered the Targus 17'' XL Laptop Backpack online after reading the specs that it has a compartment big enough for my laptop. It came promptly in just about four business days. I placed the laptop into the bag's compartment and it was a great fit... a little snug, but then again, the laptop is huge with a very uneven shape (due to the fans at the back.) I can CONFIDENTLY say that this bag will accommodate just about any 17 inch laptop on the market based on the fact it works well with my huge Asus brand. I was also amazed by the fact that the bag did not only accommodate the huge laptop, it also distributed the weight very evenly across my shoulders. Due to its very ergonomic design, it feels quite comfortable carrying the weight of a 10 lb laptop along with at least two other folders plus a note book and even workout clothes on gym days! There are also lots of compartments for good organization and I love the water bottle on the side. I don't really care for the front flap that it has but otherwise, this is one of the best laptop bags around. I made sure to get myself four more. My only regret is that I had not found this bag sooner. It is super!!!"
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  • Posted: 8/27/2010
  • Reviewer: John from Milwaukee, WI
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12 person(s) out of 13 found this review helpful.
"I bought this bg as at the time it was the only one that would fit my hp dv721080us laptop 16.25x11x1.6. I have traveled all over the world with it and is ample room for everything and then some. I have tried to one bag it with this bag and for a week long trip to europe it falls just short. (cant get it into the overhead with a pair of shoes inthe bungy front panel area. After toting the bag for year the only issue I had with it is the rubber zipper pulls cracked and broke in half. now they still work just much shorter. The bag is comfortable to wear even through long hikes through heathrow."
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  • Posted: 7/8/2012
  • Reviewer: Bryan from Ormond Beach, FL
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6 person(s) out of 6 found this review helpful.
"I use to struggle getting my 17" laptop out of my old back pack. With the Targus 17" XL it comes out so easily. No more holding up the line and struggling at the airport security any more. Thank you for someone thinking of us that take our larger laptops with us."
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  • Posted: 7/3/2012
  • Reviewer: Tony Sameh from Egypt
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6 person(s) out of 6 found this review helpful.
"I bought this bag to hold a lot of things, and it does. But it is not at all well organized. I wish it had the same volume but with more compartments, rather than two very big ones and 3 small ones."
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  • Posted: 4/10/2012
  • Reviewer: Juan from Northlake, IL
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5 person(s) out of 5 found this review helpful.
"This bag is great! I found it difficult to carry my 17 inch laptop in my messenger laptop bag, as it made it very difficult because the laptop is almost 10 pounds, and just a burden. This bag distributes the weight so well and makes the carrying a breeze. It is rather large so might be difficult for petite women. The storage is ridiculous, I didn't have room in my messenger bag for all my things and with this bag I have a ton of extra room. Would highly recommend."
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  • Posted: 2/14/2011
  • Reviewer: Omar from Berkeley, CA
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8 person(s) out of 9 found this review helpful.
"I haven't owned this backpack for too long, but I am happy I made the purchase. I can fit my laptop, textbooks, notebooks, a one liter water bottle, and other miscellaneous things, like a lunch or a jacket, without any trouble. For instance, when I went to the library today I was able to fit 4 textbooks, (two of them big), 5 notebooks, my laptop, a planner, a couple of folders, two sandwiches, a peach, my one liter water bottle, mouse, battery charger, stapler, TI-83 calculator, and other little things. I used to have to use two backpags to carry these kinds of loads, but now I just need this backpack. Since I have not owned the bag for too long, I cannot comment on its durability, but it seems quite sturdy. The backpack also has three small organization bags and an mp3 player bag (that can be used for a camera or something else). One of the bags is typical in that you can organize your pens, cards, and other such things. I would have liked for the backpack to come with more smaller sidebags, but this is just because I can be an organization freak. All in all, this is by far the best backpack I have ever owned."
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  • Posted: 12/16/2012
  • Reviewer: Gareth from Waterville
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7 person(s) out of 8 found this review helpful.
"While the edges of the laptop pocket frayed slightly, this bag has held up remarkably well under heavy usage for my school and personal life. Where other bags may have simply fallen apart, this one has managed to hold strong under extremely adverse conditions. I would certainly purchase it again, if I had to."
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  • Posted: 6/18/2012
  • Reviewer: Ed from New York
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7 person(s) out of 9 found this review helpful.
"This is a very roomy bag and padded in all the right places. I sometimes put two laptops in it and it easily holds them and the chargers, cables, etc. While I don't use it every day, I believe it would hold up well if I did. I purchased it for vacation travel because of its holding capacity and the bag has more than met my expectations."
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  • Posted: 3/21/2011
  • Reviewer: Anonymous Customer from Katy, TX
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6 person(s) out of 8 found this review helpful.
"Nicely constructed back, with nice features, but... The straps are a bit stiff and uncomfortable over the long, or short haul. The edges kind of dig in. It's too big. I use it daily to go to work, as well as when I travel internationally, as a carry-on with my computer. Got it because it will handle a 17" brick that they gave me. The problem is, although the padded pocket fully covers the computer, there are another 3 1/2 or 4 inches above the edge of the envelope. This extra height makes the bag too tall to fit/handle well if you put it on a rolling carry-on. I would definitely look for a more squared-off bag to fit the laptop and still 'fit' with everything else. This bag replaced a smaller Targus bag in which the 17" laptop would JUST fit, but extended past the storage envelop padding. The weight of the computer pretty much destroyed that bag and the padding on the straps very quickly. That has not happened with this bag."
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