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Where do you guys get your laptop bags and cases? Do most folks prefer strapped cases to backpacks in med school?
 
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I'm going to attend Yale this Fall for med school (90% sure).

I really want to get a leather laptop (suit)case that's sturdy so I can use it to carry my laptop, notes, and some miscellaneous items throughout med school. I'm hoping it will last so I can use it later as a business suitcase.

Any ideas?
 

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I'm not a big fan of leather laptop cases. I'm actually a fan of Booq cases. Brenthaven also makes some good cases. Check those out, but I don't think they come in leather.

Welcome to Yale. Feel free to PM me if you have questions about housing.
 
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I'm not a big fan of leather laptop cases. I'm actually a fan of Booq cases. Brenthaven also makes some good cases. Check those out, but I don't think they come in leather.

Welcome to Yale. Feel free to PM me if you have questions about housing.
Thanks. I'll check out Booq and Brenthaven. Were you a med student at Yale as well or just for residency?
 

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I used ebags.com. I also got a (measly) 3-4% discount from my credit card for ordering from them online (I have a Citi Dividend Merchant card).
 

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I have a backpack and messenger bag that can carry laptops. I don't bring my laptop everyday. When I do bring my laptop, I put in the backpack. Since I also carry paper lecture handouts, the backpack makes it easier to deal with heavier loads. I do use the messenger bag with my laptop, but it is infrequent. I have noticed that it is easier to mess up the fabric on nice clothes with a rugged backpack than it is with a messenger bag.
 

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I have a backpack and messenger bag that can carry laptops. I don't bring my laptop everyday. When I do bring my laptop, I put in the backpack. Since I also carry paper lecture handouts, the backpack makes it easier to deal with heavier loads. I do use the messenger bag with my laptop, but it is infrequent. I have noticed that it is easier to mess up the fabric on nice clothes with a rugged backpack than it is with a messenger bag.
I wonder if that was part of what pushed them into the mainstream for guys?