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It's just OK
on June 13, 2012
This review is for the Case Logic LAPS-114 14-Inch computer sleeve. It is intended for my Lenovo Edge E420 notebook.
Amazon combines reviews of this sleeve with reviews for similar products having different dimensions. This is a bad idea. Finding relevant information is tedious. For all their size and might, Amazon should look at how retailers like New Egg present customer's reviews -- their presentation is far more helpful.
I wouldn't normally bother leaving a rating of three stars or less; implying a mediocre product. This product deserves more.
The quality is excellent. The padding is great. However, I'm not convinced the exterior material is tough enough to resist snags. Most laptop sleeves use this material, so maybe it's tougher than I think. It feels good on the hand.
I looked at local stores hoping to examine a Case Logic sleeve like this one. No luck. I didn't like any of the few sleeves I saw locally. On Amazon, they show a different Case Logic product marked as 14.1 inches. I should have bought that sleeve instead of this one.
This sleeve is too small to quickly or comfortably insert and remove my computer. I need a slightly-larger sleeve and a longer zipper. I'm being picky. The sleeve may stretch out a bit over time -- I doubt it. My Edge E420 is one of Lenovo's less-expensive computers. It has no metal frame; i.e.: more plastic. It may be correspondingly larger than a high-end model. Some people may feel this sleeve fits perfectly. I say it's too snug.
I'm sticking with this sleeve for now. It fits adequately. I give the LAPS-114 just three stars because it's too snug for my Lenovo Edge E420 computer.
Update: I purchased a Case Logic PLS-14 14.1 inch sleeve (different retailer) to replace this one. The new sleeve fits better. It has more room for my E420.
The PLS-14 sleeve works better in day-to-day use. But it has thinner padding than the previous LAPS-114. I prefer the materials of the LAPS-114. The LAPS-114 is better for keeping my laptop within luggage or a backpack. So I'm keeping both sleeves. Ridiculous, I know. Hope this helps.