I was excited to order this work pack when I found it online. I'm a laborer by trade and have always had a back pack for work to carry extra clothing, chargers, a tablet and small hand tools ect. This pack seems to be high quality in materials and well built. All compartments are laid out in a smart way. It has plenty of space for all my needs. It's comfortable on my back the steps are padded. All things said it a great product
I don't have a 17" laptop but it fit my 17" keyboard in the larger part with no problem. It also fits my smaller laptop so I would say the width should be ok. It's a nice bag with extra pockets. Good for traveling. I used it for my Carry On.