After buying a laptop generally the first thing people do is go out and buy a case to carry it around in. If you are not one of these people; you might want to become one of them. All it takes is one slip and all of your money, and important files can be gone forever.
Getting a case not only protects your laptop should you be carrying it and have a slip, but it also makes you look more professional and business like when using a case. The most professional laptop carrying device is most definitely a briefcase. A briefcase has a lot of added benefits compared to a normal backpack or laptop messenger bag; the hard case of a briefcase helps to protect the laptop from any drops or bumps.
Another great feature is that it is definitely weather resistant and you can be more than comfortable carrying your laptop out in the rain when using a good quality briefcase. Most laptop carrying devices also do not have any sort of security built into them and briefcases can have a multitude of different security options to better protect your personal contents.
What is a laptop briefcase?
If you aren’t sure what a briefcase is; basically it is a rectangular case with a hard outer shell and a handle on the top side. It has hinges on the bottom and opens upwards. Laptop briefcases can be made with a wide variety of materials. These materials include things like plastic, cloth, fiberglass and leather; most of the time the best quality briefcases mix with a variety of materials for the final product.
A good quality leather briefcase will generally have a handle made of leather, while a lesser quality one may have a plastic handle. Briefcases actually come with a huge variety of opening options, some of them don’t have a lock and they simply have flip open hatches, others have combination locks, key locks and some of the most up to date briefcases even have retina scanning unlock and fingerprint unlock options.
As technology increases you will only see more and more security on personal devices such as briefcases, it will be very interesting to see what sorts of unlock options come out in the near future.
Why do men need a laptop briefcase?
There are a few reasons why men need a laptop briefcase of their own. The main reason is that when you carry a briefcase with you it brings a next level of professionalism to the table.
If you are going to an important meeting or have a job interview; it makes you look like you know what you are doing and that you do these types of things all the time. As an added bonus a laptop briefcase is going to do a great job of protecting your laptop.
Although it may use up one of your hands to carry it with, unlike a laptop messenger bag or backpack, it is going to be a lot safer for your laptop and you won’t have to worry about someone taking it from you without you noticing.
The nice thing about briefcases is they do come in a variety of very secure options which means that even if someone got ahold of your briefcase they wouldn’t be able to get inside of it without using a lot of effort. And definitely not when you are standing in the same room.
How to choose the best laptop briefcase:
When looking for a briefcase you definitely need to take into account what the actual briefcase is made out of. Generally there are a couple different kinds of leather available. The most common leather used by manufacturers include genuine leather, bonded leather and fake leather.
Genuine leather is generally the most expensive and of a higher quality. It is less likely to rip and will take a lot longer to wear down than bonded leather or fake leather will. Other things to take into account are how sturdy the hinges are, what the hinges are made out of, how comfortable the handle is, and what the handle is made out of.
If you are buying a quality briefcase you want to make sure that the manufacturer didn’t cheap out on the parts that get the most wear and tear; as when these wear out generally you are looking at getting a new briefcase altogether. It is definitely not a bad idea to shop around and see if anyone offers any kind of warranty.
Generally speaking the longer the warranty is, the higher quality the product is and the less likely that something is going to go wrong with it.
It is very important to decide on a budget before you go out shopping for a laptop briefcase. Some of the most premium brand and briefcase versions are very expensive.
Stick within your budget and find something that is made up of quality leather that isn’t going to disintegrate within a couple weeks of use. Make sure the handle is comfortable to hold in your hand for an extended period of time, but most importantly make sure that the interior of the briefcase is large enough to hold your laptop.
It is quite often that the interior cloth is quite thick and so just because you think it looks big enough on the outside, doesn’t mean it actually is big enough inside. Make sure you also decide what kind of locking mechanism you would like on the exterior of the briefcase as depending on how high tech you would like it to be, the price can go up quite a bit.
Granted that the newest technology is definitely more secure, it is just really a matter of how important your laptop is to you. It is also a good idea to take into account how important the content is that is contained within your laptop. Some content such as family photos and personal documents can be irreplaceable and it is important to remember what all you have on your computer.