I finally ordered a computer. I bit the bullet and went with a Dell, because I could get the computing power I needed, the screen size I wanted (16"), and a price I can afford. Ok
Now, though, I'm wondering: do I get a new bag for the computer?
The bag I have for the old Fujitsu from which I'm currently blogging is big, black, and manly. It was fine for school, but it's not particularly attractive. It's a backpack, which worked decently, but I found it difficult to extract my computer from the bag.
I'm discovering, however, that as a fashion-conscious female, my options are limited. Most "women's bags" won't hold the 16" widescreen computer I bought, or if they will, they're cheap pink vinyl, ready for an anime sticker to be plastered onto its side, gamer-style. Seriously, do female executives carry pink vinyl computer bags to meetings? If you don't want to spend $400 on a bag, you're out of luck! It's ridiculous. I want to spend less than $100 (significantly less), so that means my options are even more limited.
I found a sleek aluminum case (a knock-off of the Halliburton Zero) online for $50, but it weighs 7 lbs, so form doesn't really follow function. Too bad, because it would have been soooooo James-Bond-villainess-chic to carry. Bleach my hair blonde and add red lipstick, and Daniel Craig would have his next nemesis, even though I personally preferred Sean Connery in the role.
I saw a laptop case at Steinmart the other day while shopping for a purse, but it was zebra with red leatherette "accents." It was cute. But I don't want cute. I want sophisticated female. Which does not equate to zebra with red leatherette. Or pink vinyl. Or pink microfiber. Maybe I need to go into business designing laptop bags for women...