Now I have to ask - the K2 or the DX?
(I'm hoping the latter, but my K1 (yes, I kept it when I bought the DX) would probably fit in a pouch made for the K2 as long as it wasn't too snug.)
My new plum ristretto arrived last week, and I wanted to let you know that you can add the HP 2730p to the list of laptops it will accommodate beautifully. :)
One pleasant surprise was the way that the laptop compartment didn't extend all the way to the bottom of the bag. That extra space down there made it so that my power cables, or anything else appropriately sized, barely take any space from where I'd put my notebook.
Looking forward to the reveal of the smaller ristretto (<3 my sony reader).
I'm trying to get a better idea of what will fit in a Ristretto before handing over my hard-earned to have one shipped to Australia.
Can someone give me an idea of how big the main compartment is? I mean the full depth compartment right next to the notebook sleeve.
Is it deep enough to fit a hardback book, say 1.5 inches thick?
Here is an example of a similarly-sized bag (though hopelessly overpriced and ruined by the inclusion of velcro) with a wider strap. Gives it a much different look overall.
That said, thumbs up on the shoulder pad idea, and as for the Kindle Ristretto, the Medium Cafe is pretty much already the perfect Kindle DX bag, isn't it?
Now an thick text book...that I couldn't say. In order to handle the depth I did lose a little width, so a wide book might have problems.
The one downside I've noticed so far is that the front pocket has a lot of space down at the bottom...but getting *to* that space is a little tight. So it makes it good for laptop accessories, but not so good a place to put my cell phone wallet. Can't just toss it in and grab it out fast.
I really do like this bag even for when I don't ahve a laptop with me...the laptop compartment is great for keeping paperwork from being bent or smished, even without adding a file folder. I don't imagine a normal cafe bag could do that for you.
Thanks Jerelyn, just what I needed to know.