This is a case I usually use to carry my 17" laptop in. The laptop fits fine and it has some room to store the accessories I take along with my laptop. The shoulder strap is removable so it can be used with or without it. The one pocket has extra padding to protect the laptop within. Another pocket has smaller orgizational pockets to hold pens, business cards, small calcualtor, etc... However, once my computer and accessories are inside, there is not much room for paperwork. The last pocket doesn't hold very much when it is all said and done. I will say, however, that the bag is well constructed and has been through a lot of abuse. The handles are comfortable and easy to hold. I find this to be a very useful bag but find that I need to either take less paperwork along or find another way to transport the paperwork!