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Xmas Gift Guide Fed up of lugging your laptop around in a tatty old backpack? Fancy something a little more stylish? Feel your other half ought to carry a pack that's more chic? Here are five of the best laptop bags for tablets, netbooks and Ultrabooks that Reg Hardware saw during 2011.

We'd recommend any of the following bags, but our favourite is listed on the next page as Editor's Choice. In reverse order of rating we have...

Tucano Work_Out for 11

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Tucano makes some stylish laptop bags, and the Work_Out is no exception - though it's one one more discrete, less flashy of those listed here. Designed to be carried in the hand, it nonetheless comes with an optional shoulder strap.

Tucano Work_Out for 11

Intended for tablets and netbooks, you won't find acres of space here, though there's a neat pale-grey slip-out accessories case inside, shown in the pics. Not a bag for folk with bulky kit to carry too, though.

Tucano Work_Out for 11
Reg Rating 75%
Price €33 (£28)
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STM Scout

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Designed specifically for the iPad, this stylish offering from Aussie outfit STM will take a netbook instead if that's what you want to take with you. You've a choice of black or olive - I'd suggest the latter, shown here, but its rugged canvas looks good in either hue.

STM Scout

The padded tablet pocket has its own cover, while the main flap folds over to protect two other pockets. The strap is clipped on, and is a little rough along the edges. It makes for a natty man bag, but its size and construction stop it looking too handbag.

STM Scout
Reg Rating 75%
Price £40
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