A padded front compartment allows for easy removal of a laptop or tablet
A rare feature with hardcase suitcases is a front compartment. Fabric luggage has long had them. But obviously you could not put anything important there as it was unprotected.
But with the hardcase on the sides and a nicely padded front pocket, your laptop or tablet can safely be stored there. Granted, having easy access this way does not good once your carry-on is stowed away in the overhead bin. However, while waiting at the airport, on the bus, or when going through airport security, being able to pull out your laptop in 2 seconds is a really nice change. In fact, I think I might be able to leave my laptop bag home now. I would have never done that before if I had to unzip the entire suitcase to grab it.
Of course, the front compartment is limited in size. Tablets should have no issue. As for laptops, I think most newer thin 15″ ones and smaller will fit fine. If you have a larger 17″ laptop or an older thick one, then I don’t think it will be big enough as it can be quite snug once the suitcase is fully packed. But then again, if you are spending hundreds on a suitcase I would imagine that you don’t have an old clunky laptop!
The Bluesmart One has a zippered divider on both sides with pockets
Like most mid-range and up suitcases, the Bluesmart One has a zippered divider on both sides. I’ve mentioned this before, but really all luggage should have this.
Some will only have one divider. But if you start to open the suitcase upside down, then half of your stuff will start to fall out. With a divider on both sides, everything stays put and it provides nice pockets for toiletries and so forth.
The only negative I see with the interior is that the top half is a little limited because it shares part of the space with the front compartment for your laptop. But hey. It’s not magic. Something has to be sacrificed to gain the front compartment. Just be aware though, that because of this you can only pack shoes on the bottom half (except for some women’s flats maybe).