First MacBook Pro with Retina Display locking mechanism now available

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by axlvtt, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Kaemon macrumors member

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    So cut the wire, take the macbook, and then remove the case carefully since its just a case. Gotcha.

    Yeah its worthless, then again those locks are pointless as well in the first place.
     
  2. Panini macrumors regular

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    Yeah, but 99% of thefts don't happen like that. If somebody wanted to steal your macbook really bad, not even the old protection is going to help.

    This is great for the 99% of thefts where you just leave it alone in the library while you say hi to a friend. People don't usually carry around metal-cutting scissors.
     
  3. axlvtt thread starter macrumors member

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    Obviously you aren't in their target market then, because locks are not pointless to users like myself. Sure cables can be cut, just like bicycle cables can be cut. When I am studying in the library and I need to step outside for a quick break or use the restroom, having that extra step of protection can be a godsend. Potential thieves will have to cut the cable in a public place, which is many cases can be a deterrent.
     
  4. leenak macrumors 68020

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    I hope you buy a better lock than the one that comes with. That is a very pickable lock. Thieves wouldn't have to cut the cable. Best option is put laptop in bag, go to restroom/take break/whatever and come back.
     

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