I go on business trips quite often and need to take my laptop with me for work as well as entertainment. When looking for a carrying case, I wanted to avoid a handheld because I wanted to have my hands free for other luggage and such. The Synergy from Swissgear by Wenger satisfied that requirement perfectly. It's got thick, padded straps to ensure comfort even after a long flight. There are many pockets with zippers to hold media, cords, or anything else you may be carrying with you. I've got a nineteen inch laptop and it carries it with ease. All of the compartments inside are padded to protect your computer against the inevitable bumps you'll encounter on your journey. It also has a pocket for storing an mp3 player and an access port to feed your headphones through so you can listen to your music without having to remove your player from the bag. The weight distribution is great and makes this bag perfect for all your computer carrying needs.