I'm at uni and have to cart my desktop pc and 19" lcd screen up and down the country between terms. I was wondering if anyone knew of a backpack or carry bag solution in which I could safely carry my desktop (midi sized) and screen on my back.
alright, i didn't necessarily find what i was looking for, but i have an idea. i was looking around the 'ole intarweb, and found some inspiration:
you could probably rig up something like this or this... something with straps so you can just sling it over your back. i'm not saying "buy one of these!" because they're overpriced for what you get IMO, and you can probably make something just as good yourself...
well, if you were to make something like that, that would take care of the actual computer itself... its not really padded, but i don't think that if you were careful it would be a problem. however, your monitor does present a problem... what other kinds of luggage do you commute with?
If you look in some military surplus stores,or online if you want new,there is the old style backpack called the ALICE pack.It has a metal frame and there is a metal cargo shelf availible for it.You can then use velco straps to secure your computer to it.
An idea, why dont u take (^^^^'s) third idea and put it into a generic plain box, with a few padding insulators on the inside with it. The thermo traveling pack looks sweet, it is on his list site with the third down, or heres a D/L
well i don't really think that suggesting (s)he takes apart and reassembles the computer in question is a solution at all. thats a lot of work, and the OP is just looking for a simple way to safely and kinda covertly transport the computer in question.
i don't really think that you'll be able to hide what it is, however you do it. people will be able to guess that its a computer. if you do like those strap things that have been linked to, then perhaps you could wrap your computer in a blanket or cover it somehow, and then harness it in? maybe that would draw less attention. and then i still have NO idea what to do with your monitor... i can see myself throwing it in my backpack with other things, thinking i'll be careful enough and it'll survive, and then getting home and having a busted monitor . so don't do that.
...could you like borrow a monitor from a family member/friend in your hometown? i kinda doubt it... but that WOULD simplify things quite a bit.