I bought this because Eagle Creek says it will hold a 17" laptop. When I tried to put my new HP G70 laptop in the case the padded pocket was so small that it took a huge amount of effort to get the laptop in. After all the struggle the top zipper wouldn't close! Either Eagle Creek needs to do some serious research on laptop size and make the bag accordingly or just admit that a 16" laptop is the biggest it will take. Even though I don't particularly care for Targus cases at least they tell you the actual size of the pocket so you know if your laptop will fit or not. I've been a loyal Eagle Creek customer for 20 years but this is getting returned.
On the plus side the price and customer service from Backcountry.com is fantastic - I'll definitely be a repeat customer.