Locking the air and rMBP up

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by skier777, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. skier777 macrumors 6502

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    so today i learned that only the (IMHO best/original) MBP has a lock slot. How in the name of god are you supposed to secure the other two types? I work on my laptop in public all the time and often rely on my lock while i use the restroom visit the cafe.

    Just wondering.
     
  2. seveej macrumors 6502a

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    Well,

    i guess the idea is you take them with you to the rest room - definitely less work than playing with the locking cable...

    RGDS,
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    The locking slot is all but useless imo anyways. I good tug and the locking mechanism is pulled out. If you're with friends, then there's no need. If you're alone just take it with you just to be safe.

    I don't miss the lack of a locking slot as I held a dim view of it anyways.
     
  4. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    I wouldn't trust leaving my laptop in public even if it was locked!
     
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    Wise thinking! I'd keep it on my person regardless..
     
  7. duervo macrumors 68000

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    That just proves that not all locks are created equally. Unfortunately, it does nothing to discount the lock slot itself, and just teaches (hopefully) the viewer to put due diligence towards researching which lock to purchase.
     
  8. jesaja macrumors member

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    It's more that after having seen lots of stuff like that, I would NEVER leave my notebook without someone I trust. And as long as that someone is watching it, I don't need a lock.
    On the contrary, if I locked it even though I told someone to watch it, he might think it not as important t keep his eyes on it and wander off, after all it's locked anyways. :rolleyes:

    And even if they don't break the lock itself, the cables are pretty easily cut through as well.

    Nah, I would never be able to rely on that, so why miss it.
     
  9. stchman macrumors 6502a

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  10. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Seems like a pretty bad idea to leave your computer alone in a public place, regardless of how many locks are on it.
     

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