about to take the screws out of my brand new $2,500 MBP retina

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  1. auhistory macrumors newbie

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    If you damage the computer while installing that product, then your warranty will be voided. As long as you don't damage it, you'll be fine.

    As for that product, couldn't a thief just do a quick yank and rip that off, or is it too beefy?
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    It's not really any more or less robust than the old Kensington lock slots, but it does serve the purpose of discouraging the casual thief.
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    thatll scratch the crap out of the corner of your mb
     
  6. chrfr macrumors 603

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    No, I put one on my work computer. There's no scratching.
     
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    No, seems like a reasonable solution to deter the opportunist thief, equally I still wouldn't leave it alone, these cable locks an be cut in seconds. Much depends on the environment your using it in.

    Q-6
     
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    Of course but I think metal on metal may cause scratches and there may be other ways to discourage the casual thief.
     
  9. chrfr macrumors 603

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    It's not really metal on metal because the MBP's feet provide the padding. Like I said, I don't think it's any worse than the Kensington slot, and all the other options I found either have the risk of scratching or damaging the display or make it too inconvenient to close up the computer and take it with me.
     
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    I'm not a fan of the kensington lock as well. Other then the casual thief, I think these devices provide a false sense of security. To each his own, if the OP feels better with it, then that's all that matters.
     
  11. chrfr macrumors 603

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    I just use it to discourage someone from walking into my office and lifting the MBP off my desk when I'm not looking or stepped out for a moment. For that purpose, it works well.
     

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