With over two decades of experience, Trust has produced some of the best-selling laptop bags and cases at a competitive price level. We already had one of its popular carry bags for the 10 inch Netbook version reviewed in our website. This time around, we will have a closer look at the design and some of the features of the Trust 10-12″ Netbook Carry Bag in the following review.
Finally a decent netbook case that actually fits a 10-12 inch netbook with plenty of room. The Trust 10-12″ Netbook Carry Bag Classic (product code: 16704) does exactly what it states on the tin. Measuring 335mm x 80mm x 270mm in size, the netbook case is perfect for travelling and could fit your mini notebook and all your accessories and peripherals in at a breeze. Not surprisingly, the Trust netbook carry bag is a super-light laptop bag that is really affordable, yet efficient and simple to handle. Though the carry handles are not padded, they are pretty durable and easy to carry. The black colour netbook case is designed with a contrast blue stitching and handles that lend a distinct appeal to the user. The netbook bag is manufactured from a high strength fabric for heavy duty use like travelling and commuting. The rest of the review will cover some of the compartments and other useful sections of the bag.
Measuring 55 mm x 300 mm x 245 mm in size, we are pretty impressed with the main compartment of the bag built to fit most netbook models with a screen size up to 12 inches. Will this keep your hardware really safe? The answer is a ‘yes’ as the main compartment contains a padded interior to protect your netbook, though we thought the main section could have done with a bit more padding inside. We tested it with a SAMSUNG Q35 12.1″ screen laptop and HP Mini 210 netbook and they seem to fit snugly into the main compartment without any squeeze. The bag has also little compartments inside to put your leads in etc.
The Trust 16074 netbook bag is built with an extra compartment to store your MP3 player, iPod, PDA, power supply, headphones, cables etc. For some reasons, most bag manufacturers seem to overlook the power supply, which is apparently an essential part of any laptop or netbook. This section is pretty rugged even in its neoprene sleeve; it has still plenty of room for portable DVD writer and cables. We would have given 5 stars, had there been a small pocket for memory stick and/or mobile dongle. There is no removable pouch for adaptor and cables or shoulder carrying strap which is a big let down. Disappointingly, there is no grab handle on the back either.
The product is covered under a manufacturer warranty of 2 years against manufacturing defects beginning from the purchase date.
The biggest plus of the Trust netbook bag is that the front compartment can hold all the essentials you need for travelling. Small and compact, the laptop bag is an amazing price. And of course you will be shelling out anything around £30-£40 in the high street shops for a bag of similar quality. Overall, it is a nicely built netbook case at a great price, though it is deprived of some key features.
Trust 10-12″ Netbook Carry Bag Classic – Technical Specification Table
|Model Name||Trust 10-12″ Netbook Carry Bag Classic|
|Gender to use||Unisex|
|Overall dimension||335 mm x 80 mm x 270 mm|
|Material||High strength fabric|
|Dimension||55mm x 300mm x 245mm|
|Padding||Yes (Padded interior)|
|Shoulder carrying strap||No|
|Inner compartment||MP3 player, iPod, PDA, power supply, headphones, cables|
|Removable pouch for adaptor & cables||No|
|Outer storage pocket||Yes|
|Highlight features||Super-light laptop bag
Manufactured from high strength fabric
Room for portable DVD writer/cables
|Manufacturer warranty||2 years|
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