When I purchased my laptop, I knew I would need a bag for it. The whole point in purchasing a laptop was for the portability. Problem we had with that though, there weren't many choices available to hold a 17" laptop that were within our budget. When I found the** Targus CityGear Miami Messenger bag** I knew it was the one I needed.This thing has options galore... so much so I'm not going to be able to cover them all in a review without getting boring - so I won't. But here's the basic gist of the bag. Made specifically for working on the go the Targus Messenger bag is the perfect size to hold a 17" laptop. On top of that though, it will hold just about everything else you want too. I have actually carried two laptops in it at the same time when we couldn't find the bag to my husbands machine.**Style with function - **The first thing that drew me to this bag is the look. It is a messenger bag with a strap that goes over your shoulder. The strap is nicely padded to help bare the weight. It also features the flap closure to help protect the insides. The entire design is sleek and professional looking in a nice black finish. For those traveling on the go, the bag has a luggage strap on the back.**So what's in the bag - **First things first there are pockets like crazy on this bag. Where are these pockets? One on the flap, one on the back and a plethora on the inside. The main compartment has nice padding, reassuring you that your precious machine is safe. Then there is another compartment for files and such. The zip down workstation holds all your 'puter and work accessories in place as well. I have primarily used this space for my little things as well as my power cord holder. The topper, (that I didn't even know about till right now) is a hidden water bottle holder on the side of the bag.With my Targus bag, I know my laptop is safe while we travel. The bag gets bulky once I have everything loaded in it, but I can put everything in one place and get on the go. Everything is at my fingertips and it is stylish to boot.