Hello! Let me assure you that this is a great choice for your first Prada. Its a smaller size hobo style bag, its very light and the leather on this one is Vitello Daino which is calf skin, it is very durable and one of the most popular prada collections. Its a great every day bag and I am positive you will love it. It is also one of the more reasonably priced styles in my store. Its a great purse overall! I work at Prada and i always recommend this to anyone whos looking for a hobo style bag.
I am new to Prada too and I just got this bag! The leather is so smooth on mine! It's a good size, has zipper and wear on shoulder. Dun think it's big enough for ipad cuz it's round...but can definitely fit a netbook i think.