Shop Tom Bihn
1-800-729-9607
emailus@tombihn.com
Tom Bihn Forums: Community discussion on travel bags, laptop bags, and backpacks. Tom Bihn has been designing and making bags since 1972. The best materials and innovative construction.

Results 1 to 7 of 7
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By carze

Thread: Wanted: Horizontal Brain Cell 4X Size

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    3

    Wanted: Horizontal Brain Cell 4X Size

    Hey all, I've been hovering on the buy button for my first Tom Bihn bag (ID) for the past four weeks but the one thing that holds me back is that I can no longer buy a Horizontal Brian Cell to hold my 15" MBP in it. So I was wondering if anyone had a 4X size Horizontal Brain Cell they like to part with. Please send me a PM and we can try to work something out.

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Volunteer Moderator
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    Posts
    2,699
    Quote Originally Posted by carze View Post
    Hey all, I've been hovering on the buy button for my first Tom Bihn bag (ID) for the past four weeks but the one thing that holds me back is that I can no longer buy a Horizontal Brian Cell to hold my 15" MBP in it. So I was wondering if anyone had a 4X size Horizontal Brain Cell they like to part with. Please send me a PM and we can try to work something out.

    Thanks!
    Do you have one of the older 15.4" MacBook Pros? Because the size 4x Horizontal Brain Cell was originally designed for those models. Here are the specs for the 4x Brain Cell vs. the current 4z model:
    • The Size 4X Horizontal Brain Cell has interior dimensions of approximately 14.1 9.6 0.9 inches (358 244 24 mm), exterior dimensions of approximately 14.7 11.9 2.0 inches (373 301 51 mm)
    • The Size 4Z Horizontal Brain Cell has interior dimensions of approximately 14.3 9.8 0.9 inches (364 249 24 mm), exterior dimensions of approximately 15.0 12.1 2.3 inches (380 307 58 mm)


    I recall seeing this (unanswered) post from ncb4. Supposedly, the Mid-2009 model 15" MacBook Pros took the size 4z Brain Cell that is currently manufactured, but she was using the size 4x that was first produced in early 2006 (when they still offered a range of colors). Also, AFAIK, the size 4z Horizontal Brain Cell was never spec'd to fit in the ID Bag (on the Product pages), although size 4x was, despite the only 0.3" difference in length. Maybe Darcy can shed some insight on this. Also, maybe Nancy still has the horizontal size 4x Brain Cell?

    I have a vertical size 4x Brain Cell (in wasabi), but I can't help you out with your request for a horizontal size 4x Brain Cell.

    moriond

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    3
    Thanks for the reply moriond. I'm using an early 2011 Macbook Pro which I'm pretty sure barely fits into the 4X with some bulge. Thanks for the info though, maybe will try contacting ncb4 to see if that horizontal 4X is still around.

  4. #4
    Volunteer Moderator
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    Posts
    2,699
    @carze There's a size 4x horizontal Brain Cell for sale on eBay that would let you get your ID bag.

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by moriond View Post
    @carze There's a size 4x horizontal Brain Cell for sale on eBay that would let you get your ID bag.
    Wow you are amazing! Thanks for catching this I managed to snag it and will buy my ID as soon as I get the Brain Cell in the mail. Thanks again!

  6. #6
    Volunteer Moderator
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    Posts
    2,699
    Quote Originally Posted by carze View Post
    Wow you are amazing! Thanks for catching this I managed to snag it and will buy my ID as soon as I get the Brain Cell in the mail. Thanks again!
    Let us know how the size works out for your Unibody 15" MacBook Pro. So glad you got your Brain Cell — and it was advertised as brand new, too!

  7. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    3
    carze,

    were you able to find one? If not, I have one that is in excellent condition. I recently sold my 15" MacBook Pro for a MBAir. Let me know if you are interested.

Tags for this Thread


Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0