Not sure. The front pocket is 7" wide x 9.5" high, laying flat. A regular 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper won't even fit. The next pocket is the biggest one other that the nain compartment at 9 x 13. My Toshiba 16 won't fit which is 9x13.5, but barely misses fitting.
No. I just went on a long trip with this bag, and can attest that my 15.6" macbook pro (mid-2012, w/o the retina screen) would not fit in the front pocket of this bag. It's also notable that the front pocket is pretty thin, and has no padding in the front, so I wouldn't trust a laptop in it anyway.