I bought this backpack to use it as a school bag. I found the laptop pocket really useful, especially since we all have iPad at my school. I was also really surprise by how big the front pocket is, which is always a good thing because I can put in there my wallet, phone and keys and still have plenty of space left. The only thing that disappointed me is the fact that it is not as big as it look, so I'll probably have to use a second bag during midterm and end of the year exams. Otherwise, it is perfect and it looks exactly like in the pictures!