Port has been in existence for sixteen years with the business objective of transforming itself to become an expert in the protection and carriage of transportable technologies. Port is also quick to understand the diverse needs and requirements of the market, be it final customers, small & medium companies, key account, resellers or public markets like, amongst others, the education marketplace. This week’s review will be all about one of its feature rich laptop Bags available to at an awesome price.
The Port Designs S18 17-18-Inch Laptop Bag (Product code: 105068) has anything and everything that you will look in for a laptop bag and has all the makings of a one. This laptop bag comes with the capacity to store up to 18.4″ screen size. Simple as it may be, the Port Designs laptop case is loaded with features which will be dealt with as we review its various storage sections. The design of the laptop bag at first sight looks similar to its Manhattan 17/18-Inch Clamshell BF Laptop Bag and is considerably light weight, durable and stylish with no hidden extras or surprises.
Manufactured in 600D polyester, this quality black laptop bag has the regular laptop compartment supported by high-density foam. This specially built-in, high-density foam construction helps maintain the laptop bag’s shape while reducing weight at the same time. This means that your laptop is protected in any situation and environment, besides this construction does the job of absorbing shocks well due to accidental knocks and bumps. Thanks to the inner security strap that helps secure the notebook in the compartment.
The Port Designs S18 laptop bag has a front pocket for storing all your accessories. The front compartment is suitable enough to store small but essential things including your identity card, pen, cell phone, business card, pen drive etc. The inner compartment is pretty roomy and is covered with padded sheets. There is also an inside pocket for storing your precious documents and useful space to slip in magazines, files, etc. Having said that, it lacks proper storage for the cables, main adaptor, mouse, etc which comes as a certain disappointment.
The ergonomic handle is the most comfortable when you are carrying a lot of weight and makes it easy to transport. The adjustable handle is designed in such a way to enhance user comfort. The laptop bag does come with a trolley strap so as to keep the bag in place on a rolling suitcase. This is definitely a plus when you’re travelling for easy portability. The non-slip shoulder strap is adjustable and ergonomic and this gives it a perfect fit. The straps of the laptop bag are detachable by design which means that you can keep out of the bag when you want to. With the non-slip shoulder strap and trolley strap for easy pulling, the bag is one of the most comfortable ones; you’ll want to travel with. The non-skid rubber feet ensures greater stability and avoids possible damage to the laptop.
Weighing 1.38 kg, the inside and outside dimensions of the bag are 480 x 340 x 70 mm and 500 x 360 x 80 mm respectively. With the new zip self made, this case is ideal for most airline hand luggage. Said that, always check this feature out with your airline before you make a purchase.
The product is covered under a manufacturer warranty period of 2 years from the original date of purchase.
The size of the Port Designs Bag looks big enough by a mile. Though the bag has all the pockets in it for all the regular bits and bobs that go with a laptop, we weren’t quite happy with the padding as it was minimal and this is where perhaps the laptop bag falls short. On a positive note, this laptop bag is really light enough with straps to stop it moving around. The competitive price of the bag is obviously another added attraction.
Port Designs S18 Notebook Bag – Technical Specification Table
|Model Name||Port Designs S18 17-18-Inch Laptop Bag|
|Storage capacity||Up to 18.4″ screen size|
|Gender to Use||Unisex|
|Functionality||Laptop case/ Carry bag|
|Bag type||480 mm x 340 mm x 70 mm|
|Outside Dimensions||500 mm x 360 mm x 80 mm|
|Construction||High-density foam construction|
|Anti shock protection||Yes|
|Security strap||Yes (Inner security strap)|
|Laptop protective compartment||Yes|
|Handle (on top)||Yes (Ergonomic & adjustable)|
|Strap type||Non-slip shoulder strap|
|Non-skid rubber feet||Yes|
|Compliant with hand luggage of most airlines||Yes|
|Highlight features||Specially built-in, high-density foam construction
Inner compartment with padded sheet
New zip self made
|Manufacturer warranty||2 years|
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