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Pelican 1490 Attache/Computer Case with Foam (Black)

B&H # PE1490F Mfr # 1490-000-110
In Stock
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You Pay: $119.95
Product Highlights
  • Fits Laptop with a Screen up to 17"
  • Watertight, Dustproof Case
  • Made of Ultra-high Impact Copolymer
  • Three-piece Foam Set Interior
  • Built-in Pressure Equalization Valve
  • Locking Latches with Keys
  • Padded Folding Handle
  • Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence

The Pelican 1490 Attache/Computer Case with Foam (Black) is a watertight, dustproof and corrosion proof case with a slim attache design. It is designed to carry a laptop computer with a screen up to 17" and accessories. The case has a built-in purge valve for changes in altitude or temperature and locking latches with keys. It is carried by a padded folding handle, and an optional removable padded ergonomic shoulder strap.

This case has a 3-piece foam set interior.

Construction
  • Unbreakable, watertight, airtight, dustproof, chemical resistant and corrosion proof case
  • Made of Ultra-high impact structural copolymer that makes it extremely strong and durable
  • Three-piece foam set interior
  • Built-in purge valve for changes in altitude or temperature
  • Locking latches with keys
Three-piece foam set consists of 1 convoluted lid foam, 1 main "pick and pluck" foam and one 1.0" bottom foam
Temperature rating -10 to +210°F (-23 to +99°C)
Padded folding carry handle
Certifications
  • IP67 (1 meter submersion for 30 minutes)
  • Def Stan 81-41/STANAG 4280
Compatible with laptop computer with a screen up to 17"
Material Exterior: High-impact structural Copolymer polypropylene
Interior: Polyethylene
Waterproofing Watertight to 30'
O-Ring sealed
Maximum Buoyancy Floats in salt water with 41 lbs (18.2kg) load
Type of Closure Locking latches with keys
Exterior Dimensions 19.87 x 13.93 x 4.68" (50.47 x 35.38 x 11.89cm) (LxWxD)
Interior Dimensions 17.75 x 11.37 x 4.12" (45.09 x 28.88 x 10.46cm) (LxWxD)
Lid depth: 1.50" (3.8cm)
Bottom depth: 2.62" (6.7cm)
Interior Fitting Three-piece foam set
Accommodates Laptop computer with a screen up to 17"
Carrying/Transport Options Folding handle
Weight 6.5 lbs (2.95kg)
Pelican 1490 Attache/Computer Case with Foam (Black)
  • 1493 O-Ring
  • 1491 Foam Set
  • Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence (Pelican)
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    Pelican1490 Attache/Computer Case with Foam (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (9)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Very protective (6)
    • Well padded (6)
    • Good protection (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Protecting gear (8)
      • Transporting gear (7)
      • Heavy duty protection (5)
      • Travel (5)
      • Storing gear (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Practical (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Rock Solid. Secure Locks. Perfect.

      I use this case to protect my 15in MBP-Retina. It fits perfectly with room to spare. I have cuts outs below the computer to hold the power cord, the super drive, and 2...Read complete review

      I use this case to protect my 15in MBP-Retina. It fits perfectly with room to spare. I have cuts outs below the computer to hold the power cord, the super drive, and 2 portable hard drives. (Its big enough to fit a 17in MBP. I Put my Late 2007 model in and it to had extra room.) The Padded handle is great. have big hands and i have plenty of room. My Biggest surprise were the built in locks. I knew they would "work" but the first time i locked the case to see how secure it was i was amazed...there is no "wiggle" in the latches.

      While on a recent trip to see family i turned my back for a second and in that time my 3 year old nephew decided to jump on the case with the computer inside. Computer never knew a thing happened, the case did everything it was supposed to.

      I may be the only one who didn't know this but the swivels that allow you to attach a strap are not built on to the case. The come with the strap at an additional price. Not a big deal, but if you plan on using a strap you already own you'll have to order the Pelican strap anyways to get the swivels.

      You wont be disappointed by this case.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good case but only for what it's for

      This case is for laptops and laptops only. If you need more versatility then it's best to go with something else. Once the pick and pluck foam is set up for the laptop there...Read complete review

      This case is for laptops and laptops only. If you need more versatility then it's best to go with something else. Once the pick and pluck foam is set up for the laptop there is not a great deal of room left over for the power supply and any other odds and ends - like a pointer, USB drive or remote slide changer. And if you ever want to carry something else in the case, it won't work.

      Also, the latches are a bit hard to use. If something in the case is pushing up on the top, the latches get stuck. I don't know why pelican didn't use an older design.

      Otherwise, it's rock solid and waterproof which I need. Our laptops get thrown around vans and job sites and then have to run smoothly. So, this is a great case for us.

      Reviewed by 18 customers

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      5.0

      Used it for Glock 17

      By OB343

      from Earth

      Comments about 1490 Attache/Computer Case with Foam (Black):

      This multipurpose case provides safe handling for firearms. I secure my Glock 17, 5 magazines, fast reloder, a CR speed holster and a tactical torch/battery pack. All my equipment is harbored neatly in the precut foam. You can use it for laptops, cameras and other valuables. The case has two fasteners with lock and one handle grip. Fasteners are made up of durable plastic and is lockable. There are additional holes for locks.

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      5.0

      Pelican makes the absolute best cases.

      By Rick

      from Richmond, VA

      About Me Engineer, Multimedia Editor, Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Good Protection
      • Rugged
      • Weatherproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Heavy Duty Protection
        • Travel

        Comments about 1490 Attache/Computer Case with Foam (Black):

        I have 2 of these for my laptops and they protect them better than any other laptop case I've come across.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Solid protection but difficult to open

        By mkodama

        from Berkeley, CA

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Protection
        • Rugged
        • Stylish
        • Weatherproof

        Cons

        • Difficult to open

        Best Uses

        • Heavy Duty Protection
        • Light Protection
        • Travel

        Comments about 1490 Attache/Computer Case with Foam (Black):

        This case was used for a harsh conditions laptop setup with space inside for the laptop, a few cables, and integrated batteries for it to last a day without charging. So far, it's been doing a great job at that. I can drop the case, and everything inside, including the delicate and flammable lithium batteries are protected by the rigid case and the soft foam inside. The case does a very good job of protecting, and looking stylish in a very purposeful way. If it gets a few scratches, it will not detract from the looks. It's a bit large and heavy so I wouldn't recommend the case for daily commuting or school duty, but very good for travel and harsh conditions where protection is very important.

        The big complaint I have about it, is that latches are a pain to use. They are different from the standard Pelican case latches because they incorporate a lock into each. They are installed onto the base instead of the lid, and requires lifting up to unlatch, and then allowing the latch to pivot forward and down to release the lid. But if something is pressing upward on the lid, like a laptop on the foam, the latch won't release. I have to push down very hard on the top of the case to get enough clearance, and occasionally pull a little to get each to open. If the case just had the normal Pelican latches, I'd give the case a 5 star rating, but I'm reminded of this problem every time I need to open the case.

        Another annoying feature is unlike my full sized Pelican 1500 case, the handle doesn't rotate to both sides, only one. A minor problem.

        Overall a very good case, I'd recommend it, but I really wish Pelican would just use the normal latches.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Rock Solid. Secure Locks. Perfect.

        By Daniel

        from Nashville, TN

        About Me Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Protection
        • Rugged
        • Stylish
        • Weatherproof

        Cons

        • No Swivels For A Strap

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Heavy Duty Protection
        • Travel

        Comments about 1490 Attache/Computer Case with Foam (Black):

        I use this case to protect my 15in MBP-Retina. It fits perfectly with room to spare. I have cuts outs below the computer to hold the power cord, the super drive, and 2 portable hard drives. (Its big enough to fit a 17in MBP. I Put my Late 2007 model in and it to had extra room.) The Padded handle is great. have big hands and i have plenty of room. My Biggest surprise were the built in locks. I knew they would "work" but the first time i locked the case to see how secure it was i was amazed...there is no "wiggle" in the latches.

        While on a recent trip to see family i turned my back for a second and in that time my 3 year old nephew decided to jump on the case with the computer inside. Computer never knew a thing happened, the case did everything it was supposed to.

        I may be the only one who didn't know this but the swivels that allow you to attach a strap are not built on to the case. The come with the strap at an additional price. Not a big deal, but if you plan on using a strap you already own you'll have to order the Pelican strap anyways to get the swivels.

        You wont be disappointed by this case.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Very Strong and Works Great!

        By Podunk

        from Minneapolis, MN

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Multimedia

          Comments about 1490 Attache/Computer Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

          I am using this case for both my computer and for handguns. I switch out the main foam piece and it works great for whatever I need. The locks on the case work great. It's very strong and stands up to extreme abuse.

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          5.0

          High quality and tough

          By Larry the Man

          from Chicago

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction
          • Well Padded

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about 1490 Attache/Computer Case with Foam (Black):

            This is probably the best case you can buy. Tough, strong-should last forever. The latches are well designed for long life. Great quality, well worth the price.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Works great

            By Atom Smasher

            from Brooklyn

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Protection
            • Rugged
            • Weatherproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Heavy Duty Protection
              • Travel

              Comments about 1490 Attache/Computer Case with Foam (Black):

              Works great! You can carry your laptop around in the rain without worrying about it.

              Look for a size a few inches bigger than your laptop, so you have room for your cables etc.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Perfect

              By Big D da Weatherman

              from South Louisiana

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Protection
              • Rugged
              • Weatherproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Heavy Duty Protection
                • Light Protection
                • Travel

                Comments about 1490 Attache/Computer Case with Foam (Black):

                Pelican quality. I bought this case to carry some stainless steel tubing benders and associated items. I have spent a significant amount of money on these items, so keeping them in tip top condition is a must (btw, I work a lot in the Gulf of Mexico's harsh environment). This case does the trick. It keeps my equipment safe from getting beat up, as well as protecting my tools from the salty air. A must buy if you're serious about protecting valuable equipment or tools.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Excellent laptop case

                By Geo Joe

                from Helena, MT

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fairly lightweight
                • Tough
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • Air travel
                • Truck travel
                • Work

                Comments about 1490 Attache/Computer Case with Foam (Olive Drab Green):

                I currently own 4 of these laptop cases for work and personal use. They spend a lot of time in the field and in the back of a truck (3-4 days per week) and are often dropped, rained on, and occasionaly driven over by me or an employee (only twice in the last 4 years!). An absolute must for our $4,000 laptops.

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                5.0

                It's a Pelican case after all

                By Iansquared

                from Vermont

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction
                • Very Protective
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about 1490 Attache/Computer Case with Foam (Black):

                  I have about 5 Pelican cases of different shapes and sizes for transporting and storing video and still camera equipment and they are absolutely rock solid. This case is no exception. Pick and pluck foam can be a little difficult to deal with if the items have a very irregular shape, but if you take your time setting it up, it works very well.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Rugged not roomy

                  By Gearsucker

                  from Maine

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Loaded Equipment
                  • Lightweight
                  • Seals Easily
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about 1490 Attache/Computer Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

                      Fine in every way but no room for extras. Yes the size is clearly defined in the item description but I got caught with needing to carry a couple of cords along with the laptop (full size.) So there is just enough room to carry the power supply and cord padded if you cut the foam for the laptop off center.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Works great on a motorcycle for laptop

                      By Troy the KTM biker

                      from Portland, OR

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Very Protective
                      • Well Padded

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about 1490 Attache/Computer Case with Foam (Black):

                        previously I used a soft case to secure my laptop to my motorcycle. Not rain proof and the computer could be damaged in a fall. This case is waterproof, solid, yet light enough to be mounted to the back of my bike.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Good case but only for what it's for

                        By BrooklynMovieGuy

                        from Brooklyn, NY

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Very Protective
                        • Well Padded

                        Cons

                        • Latches
                        • Not versatile

                        Best Uses

                        • Protecting Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about 1490 Attache/Computer Case with Foam (Black):

                        This case is for laptops and laptops only. If you need more versatility then it's best to go with something else. Once the pick and pluck foam is set up for the laptop there is not a great deal of room left over for the power supply and any other odds and ends - like a pointer, USB drive or remote slide changer. And if you ever want to carry something else in the case, it won't work.

                        Also, the latches are a bit hard to use. If something in the case is pushing up on the top, the latches get stuck. I don't know why pelican didn't use an older design.

                        Otherwise, it's rock solid and waterproof which I need. Our laptops get thrown around vans and job sites and then have to run smoothly. So, this is a great case for us.

                        Share this review

                         
                        4.0

                        No frills protection

                        By Operations

                        from Tulsa, OK

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Very Protective

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Protecting Gear

                          Comments about 1490 Attache/Computer Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

                          Case does exactly what it says it will - protects the gear.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Armor for your pro equipment

                          By Good Taste

                          from La Jolla

                          About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Strong Construction
                          • Stylish
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Storing Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about 1490 Attache/Computer Case with Foam (Desert Tan):

                            It's used for carry my MacPRO for field work.
                            Like all Pelican cases I own they are made to last in all weather and for pro work.
                            The foam pieces selected are problematic. Cutting laterally to suit the thickness of the laptop needs skill.
                            I like yellow which is not available for this model.

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                            4.0

                            Great Durable and Practical case

                            By Video Doctor

                            from Tampa, FL

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Very Protective

                            Cons

                            • Document and pen storage

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about 1490 Attache/Computer Case with Foam (Black):

                            This is a "right sized" computer case with the insert foam. I carry a lot of computer perhipherals such as extra harddrives and SD cards so this is an ideal case for travel. TSA approved locks and I can check it as well. I would have prefered the pocketed folder on the top as opposed to buying it as an option. All in all, well worth the money.

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                            5.0

                            Great Product but Wrong Buy

                            By Buckwheat McGeough

                            from Los Angeles, CA

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Better suited for 15"
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Very Protective
                            • Well Padded

                            Cons

                            • Not large enough for 17"

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Storing Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about 1490 Attache/Computer Case with Foam (Black):

                            Wanted something rugged for a 17" HP mobile workstation but the 1490 is a bit too small. For a large form factor notebook you're better off with the 1495. But this is a great product -- very rugged and a perfect way to schlepp a 15" notebook in a trunk or the back of an SUV.

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                            5.0

                            An excellent deal.

                            By Matt

                            from Provo, UT

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Good Value
                            • High Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • audio equipment
                              • Film Equipment

                              Comments about 1490 Attache/Computer Case with Foam (Black):

                              Used to hold the $1,000 of audio equipment that I purchased from this company.
                              It's made by Pelican, so there is no need to say much, they're great.

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