Targus Zip-Thru laptop bag review: Targus Zip-Thru laptop bag

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CNET Editors' Rating

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  • Overall: 8.5
  • Design: 8.0
  • Features: 9.0
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The Good Well-padded laptop compartment; may speed your way through airport-security checkpoints.

The Bad The TSA agent may force you to take your laptop out anyway; not a particularly attractive bag; less roomy than it looks.

The Bottom Line Targus takes its familiar Corporate Traveler line and adds a butterfly-style zipper to the Targus Zip-Thru, hopefully aiding your way through airport security checkpoints.

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Air travel--while a requirement of modern life for many--has become, at best, a barely tolerable experience that tests the patience of even the zen-like commuter. The chokepoint most likely to raise one's blood pressure is the infamous security checkpoint, with its required shedding of shoes and belts, and, of course, the oft-repeated admonition to remove one's laptop from its case.

Hoping to spare you at least a few seconds of frustration, the TSA has helpfully provided laptop-case makers with some official guidelines for creating laptop cases that can go through the X-ray machine with a laptop still inside. One of the first examples we've seen is the $99 Targus Zip-Thru Corporate Traveler.

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  • Release date Sep. 15, 2008
  • Color black
  • Weight 3.7 lbs