Carrying cases: The forgotten factor of purchasing a laptop for work
Bringing a portable computer to work involves one additional implication -- the risk of dropping or losing it on the commute.
Especially for commuters taking a bus, train or walking to work, a carrying case may be essential.
The traditional backpack style is a convenient and safe option. No hands are needed to carry it, and it keeps a computer stored safely in a zipped-up bag -- making it perfect for travel on a crowded train or subway.
For the more professional look, top-loading briefcase-style carrying cases are also available. These come with optional shoulder straps and are available in styles that range from messenger bag to leather executive case.
In addition, protective laptop sleeves are important for those who carry their computers in a bag alongside other items. A sleeve protects against scratches to damage, and can ensure the additional contents of a carrying case do not wreak havoc during the morning commute.
A carrying case is one commonly overlooked aspect among those shopping for a new laptop, netbook or tablet. However, making the purchase could make a portable computer even more convenient in the long run.