I purchased this for my grandson. When he spends time with us, he is carrying an Xbox in a backpack (as large as he is tall). Keeping this in mind when I purchased this laptop case, I decided to purchase the messenger case. The case is lightweight, roomy and smart looking. It not only fits all the laptop necessities to keep him up and running, but it can accommodate notebooks, pencils/pens and a multitude of other supplies needed. I have always been quite pleased with my Dell purchases; however, this purchase was in my grandson's word, EPIC!! That in and of itself made my purchase more than worth the price. Although, he has only been using the carrier for a short time, thusfar, we have no cons to report. Finally, the carrier was just as it was pictured and after comparison shopping it was a few dollars less for the same item.