Our picks for ... laptop bags

Kiss your dreary briefcase goodbye. Business 2.0 picks three laptop bags that match style to substance -- and tell the world you've truly arrived.

Matias Aluminum Laptop Armor
3 Stars

Weight: 5 lb.

Dimensions: 17 by 12 by 4 in.

$150; www.matias.ca

PROS James Bond would love the Matias. The aluminum skin gleams like an Aston Martin and can protect your laptop as well as anything devised by Q. Customizable padding offers a snug fit for slim notebooks. Three deep bellows pockets house basic peripherals, and three separate pockets support file folders. Locking latches, which open and close with one hand, work with a satisfying click.

CONS Not even 007 would want to lug this baby around for too long at a stretch. Another reason to pack light: Since the aluminum doesn't give, the Matias can be hard to close when stuffed full.

BUY THIS ONE IF ... You're an agent provocateur whose bag is apt to take a beating.

Matias

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Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer.

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Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved.

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Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2014 and/or its affiliates.