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Pack It Up: 5 Cheap and Cozy Cases for Your Laptop

By Martin Schneider, dealnews contributor

For most people, your laptop is one of your most important possessions. You've got work files on there, photos of your friends and relatives, and a complete list of your best Tetris scores (very important).

Protecting your laptop while you're on the go is crucial to maintaining your quality of life. We've rounded up five laptop case offers that run the gamut from simple and functional, to fashion-forward items with tons of useful features. Laptop abuse is a pressing problem in our country — you can help put a stop to it with one of these great bags.

  1. The North Face Shirker Laptop Pack
    Price: $64.93 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $34

    Is It Worth It?: This laptop pack from The North Face has preppy design that makes it practically the Vampire Weekend of laptop cases. With a nifty "vintage white" look that resembles a golf bag in miniature, it's sure to garner many complimentary remarks for its owner. Able to accommodate anything up to a 17" laptop, it features exterior zip pockets, a padded back panel, adjustable sternum strap, and side zippered water bottle pockets.

  2. Lenovo Messenger Max 16" Laptop Bag
    Price: $23.96 via coupon code "THINKBAGS" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $4
    Expires: November 2

    Is It Worth It?: The Lenovo Messenger Max Laptop Bag is a lightweight, two-tone case that comes with a zip-down workstation area, complete with pen/pencil holders, a key hook, and pockets for MP3 players, cell phones, calculators, or notebook cables (or any other small object you would like to smuggle into class). It has a padded protective notebook compartment with elastic security strap and a lightweight design.

  3. Targus Eternity 15" Laptop Backpack
    Price: $15.99 via coupon code "USP1N16560" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $5
    Expires: November 7

    Is It Worth It?: This "Eternity" laptop backpack has a striking and sleek design. It accommodates laptops with up to 15" screens, and its removable wrap pad can serve as a handy key holder. The high-contrast polyester exterior is water-repellent, and it has two convenient mesh side pockets.

  4. Lenovo 16" Toploader Laptop Case
    Price: $19.49 via coupon code "USP1N17332" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $5
    Expires: November 7

    Is It Worth It?: Sturdy and stylish (notice the cute lower-case letters on the front), the Lenovo 15.6" Toploader can accommodate all laptops up to 15". Its multi-functional design features a work station, internal pockets for power supply and mouse, and a zippered pocket on the front side. The back panel is padded (with a helpful trolley case belt), and shoulder straps provide added comfort.

  5. EXP Polyester 17" Laptop Case
    Price: $11.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $4

    Is It Worth It?: This affordable number may not be fancy, but it gets the job done. Made from durable polyester, the EXP 17" Laptop Case features convenient retractable handles, and the padded interior will help protect your valuable laptop from all manner of bumps and scrapes. It's also certain to ease that lengthy wait at the airport security checkpoint.

Front page photo credit: LiliPuting

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