You're no longer stuck with that basic, boring black computer bag. Today there are many practical and fashionable bags on the market.
Laptops are getting smaller and lighter so chances are you're taking your computer more and more places. It's time to think of your computer bag as a fashion accessory just like your purse.
In fact, many of these computer bags double as purses so you'll want more than one.
There are a number of factors to consider when you're choosing a computer bag. What kind of material is it made of? Do you need it to be waterproof or able to withstand a lot of wear and tear? How large should it be? Along with your laptop will you be carrying accessories like a mouse and power cord? What other personal items will go in the bag?
Consider the weight or your laptop and other items you will be carrying. If it's going to be heavy consider an added feature like a padded strap or rolling wheels.
Of course the big question may be...How much do you want to spend?
Here are some of my favorites.
Urban Junkett Tote
Urban Junket t.o.t.e. (To Observe The Earth) is great is you want lots of room to safely carry your laptop and all your other valuables.
The tote is roomy and doubles as a backpack.
It comes in seven colors and is environmentally friendly.
The Urban Junkett t.o.t.e. retails for about $160
This Tote Couture bag is a great find for the budget conscious.
It has a pleated design with a separate padded laptop compartment and plenty of room to hold anything else you want to carry.
With a design that's a mix of 60's pop art, the great outdoors and urban warfare it's a great accessory for casual wear.
This Tote Couture laptop bag retails for $15
Kobobags roller laptop bag
This Kolobags rolling laptop bag is great for traveling or school and it's packed with added features.
Fits easily under the seat or in overhead storage.
Tote laptops up to with screens up to 17 " in the padded middle compartment.
There's lots of storage space and a side pocket for a water bottle.
Available in seven colors.
The Kobobags rolling laptop bag retails for about $60
Mobile Edge Komen Milano Laptop Case
This laptop bag makes a statement in more ways than one.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this bag go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.
It's sleek, stylish and professional looking.
Features include a padded cell phone compartment and a wireless security screen that protects wireless devices from data theft.
Comes in pink.
The ">Komen Milano Laptop case retails for $85.
Amy Butler Harmony Laptop Bag
This bag are made of organic cotton and natural leather and will fit laptops with screens up to 17".
It's roomy enough to carry files and features padded interior pockets.
There are four interior pockets of various sizes and one exterior zippered pocket.
Comes in four colors. Each makes a unique fashion statement.
The Amy Butler Harmony Laptop Bag retails for $131.99.
Mobile Edge Element Laptop Briefcase
This laptop briefcase comes in a professional looking deep green and faux suede exterior with a color accented satin lining.
It has a padded compartment for laptop storage and separate zippered sections for files.
Features a hand grip or detachable padded shoulder strap.
The Mobile Element Laptop Briefcase retails for $95.