thanks for the pics, this thing is obviously made to travel and looks really well built. That handle on the front would be especially handy if you go through airport security with a laptop, and just for carrying around in general of course.
Rock climbing, hiking, traveling... or even having coffee at Starbucks (from where I just returned). I created quite a stir when I began working. In fact I found the onlookers and questions so distracting I decided to go back home to work in my office. It's also perfect for that!
As to the design - it is very sleek. The pictures make it look heavy duty - and it is. But in person it reminds me of the stereos that B&O make. Very forward looking. If you are sensitive to superb design I think you would appreciate the CF74.