So it seems like a lot of you bought "stylish" cases that will keep your laptop seperate from your backpack. Aren't you concerned that having a bag that looks "laptop bag" ish will scream "steal me!" to thieves?
I am a little worried that I just spent $1100 of my savings on a laptop and some freak is going to grab it from me.
Eh, let's be honest: most of us are going to be on college campuses, where students are often easy marks for thieves. Not like a fancy handbag will keep you any safer than a black laptop bag! But the laptop bag WILL help protect your investment by keep it safe from bumps and bruises.
I think you just have to follow general safety rules... be aware of your surroundings, don't go into vacant areas, take a cab (or school-provided transportation) if it's late, yadda yadda yadda. And take a self-defense class, because that's just fun