Noreve Universal Laptop Briefcase Review (pics)

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Noreve’s 17″ Universal Laptop Briefcase is a first-generation sleek briefcase style bag with a shoulder strap.  Noreve, a French high-quality case designer company, released this bag in January of 2006 with the thought of comfort and security mixed with elegance and style. It is definitely one of the nicest bags I have seen.

Noreve’s Universal Laptop Briefcase

Noreve Universal Laptop Briefcase for 17″ Notebook Dimensions:

  • Exterior Dimensions:  17.9″ L x 15.2″ H x 5″ W
  • Notebook Compartment (Maximum):  16″ L x 11.75″ H x 2.5″
  • Weight:  5.29 pounds (With the shoulder-strap or handle it doesn’t feel heavy at all)


The Universal laptop briefcase size and design is, as the name suggests, more like that of a briefcase than a conventional laptop bag.  This bag is made for carrying everything an executive or traveling office worker could want.  From its adjustable shoulder strap to its carrying handle, comfort is the key.  The convenience of a quick pickup and carry top handle is great for anyone in a hurry.

The Noreve laptop briefcase is made with great care and quality.  From its elegant leather exterior with brushed metal clasp to the silky smooth cloth interior.  The style of this case is definitely eye-catching.

This bag is versatile in that with the 17″ briefcase you could carry a smaller notebook and all the adapters just in the notebook compartment.  Which is great for someone who has a lot of paperwork to carry around.

Exterior Features:

  • Padded leather handle for carrying as a briefcase
  • Heavily padded leather should-strap with adjustable length
  • Top quality leather
  • Document pocket — for easy access without unlocking the case
  • Brushed metal exterior 2-number locking clasp

The Noreve laptop briefcase bag features a high-quality leather exterior with padded leather shoulder-strap (view large image)

Interior Features:

  • Hard bottom to keep briefcase upright while on the go
  • 2 document pockets next to notebook compartment
  • Plush-lined, fully padded (both sides) notebook compartment
  • Zippered storage compartment for secure storage.
  • Adjustable panel for a snug-fit for the notebook

The notebook storage compartment is fully padded (estimated 3/8″ of padding on each side) and plush to avoid any accidental scratches, it has an adjustable panel for snug-fit.(view large image)

A Dell Inspiron 9300 fit snuggly into the notebook compartment with room for documents. (view large image)

Interior document pocket #1 (this is next to the notebook compartment) (view large image)


This laptop briefcase just screams quality craftsmanship and design.  It’s handcrafted in top grain genuine leather, and that flare for design that the French are known to have is apparent in this product.  The stitching is superb from the inside out.  The thick padding will protect your laptop from almost anything you can throw at it. 

Personal Experience:

This bag is actually one of the most comfortable bags I have ever handled.  I took it out for a test run by walking from my workplace to a nearby shopping mall, a total of about .5 miles.  The bag was very comfortable for carrying on my shoulder this distance.  The strap was awesome; I didn’t feel the strap digging into my shoulder at all.  Granted, I am a little bigger than most, but usually I have problems carrying things on my shoulder for long periods of time, this was not the case here.

On the way back from the mall I carried it by the handle, which again, I had no problems with and found it to be very comfortable. While using the handle, the shoulder strap hides away perfectly in the bottom of the bags inner pocket, with almost no loss of space.

My co-workers were amazed that there was such a high quality, versatile briefcase that could carry my “gigantic” 17-inch notebook with no problems and still be comfortable.  Other than the cost, they said they would gladly purchase one.


This bag is going to be perfect for anyone working in an office environment, from the everyday office worker to the top-level executive.


The 17″ Universal Notebook Briefcase by Noreve is the best bag I have seen and used.  Everything from the interior space to the exterior craftsmanship goes well beyond anything you get at your average computer store.  This bag is definitely meant to turn heads yet still have great functionality.  Comfort is unsurpassed, especially for those people carrying the heavy weight of a larger notebook and business documents.  Keep up with the good work Noreve!

Cost and availability:

This notebook briefcase is available at Noreve for the cost of 209.99 Euros.  International shipping is great and only costs the customer about $6.50.

The laptop Briefcase is also available in 12″ and 15″ and in colors:  Black, Camel (Deep Tan), Pink and Sandy Vintage.



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