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I bought this laptop case with a new laptop a couple of years ago, and have used it reasonably often when taking one of my laptops out somewhere so, I feel that I have necessary experience with this case to review it.
Firstly, I will discuss the appearance of the case. It is called a retro skin for it's old school yet modern styling. It it coloured red, with a white bordering all the way around. This is consistent with the strap which is red with a white bordering. On the outer side of the case, there is a white print of a music headset which looks quite modern and hip. The Targus logo is on a small cotton flap on the far right. I find the case very pleasing to the eye and a lot more exciting than the majority of dull black laptop cases which are available nowadays. There is also a red zip which contains the Targus logo and zips from left to right.
The functionality of a laptop case is probably the most important thing for most people. The case is built for laptops of 15.4" which is your standard laptop size and of which all will fit comfortably into the foam-fitting neoprene. I would not use this case for netbooks as there will be a lot of movement inside the case which could lead to damage. Also, larger laptops will not fit inside this case as it has been designed to fit the foam inside around the case so that it is touching it to protect it and not to leave room for movement. The case itself weighs 330g which is the same as carrying a can of coke around...eg. very lightweight. This is handy if you are carrying other bags as well as your laptop bag. Furthermore, the strap is comfortable enough to be able to wear it on short walks around town if you are going to the library.
Finally, the cost of the item is around £20 which is quite low for a laptop case but this is only a good thing as the product is of a very good quality for such a low price. The quality and reliability of this product is highlighted by the fact that I have had the item for over two years now and there have been no minor tears or rips in the product yet and it is almost as good as new. The only downside that I could think of is that the cotton outside means that if you spill something on it, then you may have difficulty getting it off as you will not be able to just wipe it clean like you would with a plastic outside.
Overall, I would highly recommend this laptop case if you are looking towards the low end of the market. If you are a student, then this is definitely the case for you as it is lightweight, stylish and comfortable whilst retaining a low price to not break the bank!