By and large, the laptop bags we encounter are drab, grey, mesh-accented monstrosities that scream "There is a $3000 item of computer hardware inside me; please steal me now!" to passers-by. That's why we were enthused to receive Belkin's leather laptop tote, which bypasses the standard rectangular or backpack design in favour of a shoulder bag.
The NE-WTL has been designed with the "busy woman executive" in mind. Male laptop owners are unlikely to covet it due to its handbag style, even if they have a predilection for manbags, or "murses" if you will.
The laptop pocket is insulated from shocks and knocks with a layer of foam padding, and has a thick elasticised strap that goes over the top of the section and fastens with Velcro -- a kind of seatbelt for your computer.
The bag is designed to fit laptops with a screen size of 15.4 inches or less -- and yep, that includes widescreen models like the MacBook Pro, which is the computer we carried around in our test toting.