When it comes to Targus, I am a fan of this brand. It is a quality brand that I stand by. I had a laptop without a bag. My previous laptop bag will not work with my current laptop. I had to find a bag that fit a 17" screen. I knew what my other bag was so I went to look for something like that. I did look in the stores to see if I can find something without going through amazon. In the end, amazon was the better bet.
This bag was better than the previous one. I think this one has more space than the other one. You have the compartment that carries the laptop and all its accessories. On the side, there is a section where you can put something to drink like pop/soda or water bottle. There is a compartment where you can put your books and folders in. There is a section where I can put small accessories in. I have a secondary ac power cord that I put in there in its case. There is a section that I put my wallet and keys in. There is a section where i put my cell phone. There is even a section where you can put your credit cards in. Its a really great bag and its big. The one thing that if you have a laptop, it can be heavy but that is normal if you have big laptop like I do. I can even put my kindle in there with me too when I bring my laptop along. I am able to carry everything that I need.