Old 04-23-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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For those of you that have a laptop at work how do you deal with it? Do you cart it back and forth with you each day? Most likely moving to a position where I will have a laptop. Look at all my options for dealing with it.

To clarify the question I'm looking for options for carting it back and forth from the office on my bike.

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Old 04-23-2012, 08:50 PM   #2
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I haul my laptop back and forth every day. I don't have to come to the office to get my work done, so having it with me allows me to roam as I see fit. Plus, there are times when the highway has shut down or I had to leave town that night where having everything with me was a huge plus.

Even today I will have to leave and go to Kamloops, do a Conference call from my car tomorrow at noon from my laptop, then travel back. You never know.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:03 PM   #3
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My laptop sits unused @ my desk. I use Citrix on my ipad to access any company programs like Outlook or MS Word.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:50 PM   #4
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For those of you that have a laptop at work how do you deal with it? Do you cart it back and forth with you each day? Most likely moving to a position where I will have a laptop. Look at all my options for dealing with it.
I assume you are asking about riding with your laptop. NBD to drive around with it.

I have a short bike commute from above the hwy down to 1st and Lonsdale area. I just toss my laptop in my backpack, it goes back and forth with me everyday. When it rains I have a raincover in my pack. Pack I use is a Dueter Transalpine 25, the water bladder sleeve works perfect to hold the laptop. Only thing the pack is missing is a padded bottom to protect the laptop when I set down the bag.

Some people don't like the weight on their back and carry the laptop in a pannier. My ride is too short to fuss with that.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:43 AM   #5
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I have and Ortlieb Office Bag that fits on my rack and I put the laptop inside a reasonable quality sleeve.
The bag is awesome the only truly waterproof thing I own and I have not experienced any laptop reliability problems despite an assertive riding style on road and the pacific spirit trails.
The laptop is a little scratched around the edges after three years of this.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:29 PM   #6
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I used to work as a consultant and run my laptop in and out of the office often. Bought a neoprene sleeve from MEC for around $10 to keep it safe and just slipped it into my regular back pack. Have a rain cover for the wet days. Never had any reliability issues or signs of wear. Even bailed a couple of times and no problems.

I tended to leave it at the office when I could because of the weight increase/additional space. It did get a bit irritating after a while lugging so much stuff in and out (I also pack my lunch and my clothes) but I solved that by leaving stuff at the office when I could (shoes, computer).
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