Having 3 high school boys who carry hundreds of pounds of books & laptops, this is the ONLY backpack in the market that is able to hold everything they need in a day (laptop, 3 binders, 3 textbooks, a waterbottle & more)! With all the weight and trauma this backpack receives on a daily basis, it holds up remarkably well. The zippers have never come apart, but there have been some tears near the shoulder straps due to the weight. This isn't a problem, though, because Targus happily and quickly replaced it at no cost to me. I've only had to have one replaced and one is now at college after 3 years in high school. I only wish there were some other colors to choose from as it gets confusing in the mornings having 3 of the same backpacks to get to the right kid!
Best price I found. The backpack has plenty of room for my 17" wide screen laptop. I mainly use it to take my laptop to and from work. However, for a recent trip our family went onI, had 2 laptops, a digital SLR camera with a spare telephoto lens, a small digital camera, an ipod, electric razor, all charging cords and accessories for the above items, 3 baseball mitts, a softball, and there was still room left over. It also fit into the overhead compartment on the airplane. It has held up well. I will probably buy one for my son when he goes to college next year.