I had a generic laptop bag but wanted one with the hp logo on it. I shopped around for a bag but wasn't willing to pay an arm and a leg for one. I was a little skeptical about how it would look and feel after seeing the low price at the time. I was surprised at how sturdy it was. It has a big outside pocket for your external mouse, a notepad, pens and cd's. There is space on the inside for a tablet on one side and a laptop on he other. Both sides are padded. The shoulder strap is padded which protects from the strap digging into your skin. I'll probably use the handles most of the time, they are padded too. It sits upright perfectly so you don't need to worry about the bag falling over and damaging what's inside. The outside is a nylon material that can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth. I am more than happy with this purchase.