This was a gift for my daughter who wanted a large, professional-looking bag for carrying her work laptop (15.56") as well as a notebook and files. It can carry all that and more, although with the laptop inside it cannot zip, as the zipper is placed about 2 inches below the top of the bag. She LOVES the bag and does not mind that it cannot zip with her laptop inside it. I am very pleased with the quality and the price.