There are very few changes between this, and the one I bought about 10 years ago or so (maybe 8). I drug that one all over the country, on airplanes, trains, and in the back of my vehicles. Took it on board ship for about a year, and through some parts of Florida I don't think I would trust taking much in the way of valued items. It held up like a champ, and only this year started to get some fraying around the upper portion of the laptop compartment. I recently bought a new laptop (my other is little more than a player for online streaming in my home work-out area), and needed a new bag. When I saw this, I decided to go back to a name, and a style, I know and trust. My 17.3" MSI fits in it perfectly, and there is plenty of storage for other things you may need on the go. I even traveled to a different State for a few days, and that bag, with my computer, and some changes of clothes, were the only thing I took on the airplane. I will update this if the new version, later, turns out not to be as good as its predecessor.