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Targus Rolling Notebook Backpack

My all time Favorite Tablet PC Computer Case

by Linda A. Epstein

August 2006

Targus TBS700

Targus Rolling Notebook Backpack

In October 2004 this bag was the product of them month, almost two years later, nothing else has come close and the Targus 15.4" Rolling Notebook Backpack remains my favorite computer bag.

Where has this bag taken me?  into the homes and offices of Actors, athletes Directors and Producers.  Las Vegas, Manhattan, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and countless other city's.   Microsoft, Miramax, Universal......It's traveled by car, plane, Limo, taxi and bus, bounced up and down stairs, rode in elevators and on more then one occasion been used as a door jamb in a hotel room.

Targus rolling backpack

I still have a dozens of cases from various events including my $425.00 Tumi Wheel-A-Way Computer Brief. In fact I have at least 15 or 20 computer cases in varying designs, colors and styles.   Wheeled and non wheeled, backpacks, briefcases, bump cases, hard cases, soft cases, black cases, colored cases, men's cases, woman's cases.  While I do use some of them when the occasion calls for it, even though I have only used it as a backpack once or twice, I use the Taurus Rolling Notebook Backpack  at least 90% of the time. 

Besides the fact that this was the first case I had seen labeled  "Tablet PC Compatible"  what makes this one stand out from the pa ck........... Just about everything. 

TabletPC in Chanel bagSomething never change and I'm still known to carry my Tablet PC or a UMPC in a large Chanel Handbag on occasion, so its still safe to say that I am still about as far from being backpack person as it gets.  But there are always exceptions to the rules and the Targus Rolling Notebook Backpack remains mine.  

Why?  because its designed to functional.  It's light, easy to maneuver and has a place for everything from my sunglasses to my water bottle and everything in between and it slips easily under the seat in front me on most airlines.   

Another plus is that the nondescript look gives no to clue to what's inside.  For those who move through airports and events with multiple technology devices and don't want their computer case to be noticeable, the Targus rolling backpack does the trick.Its not unusual for me to be carrying two or more Tablet PC's along with my stash of accessories: Wacom pens, Targus Mini Kaleidoscope Optical Retractable Mouse and usb and slim hub, Tablet stands, Software cases, assorted cables, stowaway keyboard, digital camera or cameras, extra batteries, power cords for multiple devices .  Business cards, regular pens, multiple usb keys, bottled water, my purse, makeup bag, etc, etc,

The compartmental design of this rolling wonder means there is a place for everything and everythingMesh pouch is easy to find when you need it.   A place for everything and everything in its place.  I like organization, and in order to work at efficiently  I need to know where everything is when I need it. 

The file section in the main compartment easily holds two Tablets,(three if necessary) the pocket on the flap from the main compartment has a zippered mesh pocket that's perfect for anything i need to get to quickly. (usually my usb keys and lip gloss)

The interior front section has plenty of room for all my power cords, makeup and hair brushes.

Targus rolling backpackThe top front pocket holds my bulky sunglass case, hair brush, and assorted other necessities with ease.

Bottom front pocket:  has compartments for pens, business cards, a hook for usb key chains, and it large enough to hold a book and all the travel documents you may need at the airport as well.

Mesh pockets on both sides hold bottled water, The back compartment is perfect for notebooks, t-shirts and hats picked up along the way, or a change of clothes for an over night excursion,   Its absolutely amazing how much this rolling case can hold!  

As far as value goes, given how well the the Targus Rolling backpack holds up to use and abuse, this might be the best 69.99 you have ever spent.

In conclusion:

Not only is the Targus Rolling Notebook Backpack my all time favorite computer bag,  it is my favorite "Overnight Escape" bag as well,  which earns it a place on "The List" and the Tablet PC2 Favorite designation.  


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From the Targus web site: Targus' first Rolling Notebook Backpack combines the best of both worlds. At first glace you can see that it is a stylish, durable backpack with plenty of features but look a bit closer and you can see that it is also a roller. The TSB700 glides on in-line skate wheels and includes a 2-tier telescoping locking handle for easy navigation. A protective rear flap holds the shoulder straps in place when using it as a roller, then lower the flap to cover the wheels for greater comfort when in backpack mode. For additional convenience it has a handle grip on the bottom of the case that allows for easy lifting into your car or an airline overheard compartment. Other features include a padded, removable slip case for notebooks with up to 15.4” screens, top front pocket with protective lining for iPod/MP3 players, PDA or sunglasses, bottom front pocket with business card holder, pen loops and key clip, a main compartment with plenty of file and accessory storage, a large side pocket, even a side mesh water bottle holder. Stylish, practical and ready to go, this case has it all.


  • Storage options throughout the backpack

  • Rear protective flap holds shoulder straps in place so straps are secure when the case is used in roller mode

  • Removable slip case fits notebooks with screen sizes up to 15.4”

  • Padded handle and shoulder straps for ease of transport

  • Handle grip on the bottom of the case allows for easier lifting into the car or airline overhead compartment

  • Protective PVC material on bottom of case repels water

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