There is a large outer zipper for perhaps important papers, and perhaps a spot for a cell phone for easy access. There is a small end zip on the outside for pencils, etc. There are 3 compartments on the inside. In the first compartment there is a small zip pocket that could hold a cell phone, etc. There are also non zip slots or pockets for pens, cards, etc. The center compartment would easily work for a laptop. The 3rd open compartment has a zipper top for papers, etc. in addition to a full open compartment. There is no special sleeve for a laptop. The center compartment would provide the most impact protection. Our website has a top view of the compartments.