Too small for a laptop
This is a beautiful, sturdy pack but it's too small to carry a normal-sized laptop. My other daughter use the larger (1500cc) prom pack for her first year at college and it isn't showing any signs of wear and tear. She loves it. Dakine makes a quality product so just be sure to watch the size. I think you'll need a 1500 cc or larger pack to carry a laptop and a few books.