Securing your rMBP

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  1. newmac2013 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys. I'm looking into purchasing a 15' rMBP. One of the things that worries me about the retina body is the lack of the kensington lock slot. I've searched around, and found no acceptable solutions (like mounting a plastic bracket to the body).

    I've done some research, and technically the body of the rMBP is too thin to support the kensington slot, but I have heard of similar form factor laptops getting it to fit. Do you think the fall refresh will include any update to fix this problem? If not, what do you use to protect your macbook?

    thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    This works pretty well for me! :D
    [​IMG]

    Seriously, I'm just careful where I keep it.
     
  3. TheBearman macrumors 6502

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    Nothing is ever 100% secure but I use a Maclock. It's a bracket that is held in place with the back 4 screws.
     
  4. Ricanlegend macrumors 6502a

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    only 1 pistol ? I use a couple of drones when the government isn't using them lol
     
  5. inlinevolvo macrumors 6502

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    No, this will not be in the next rmbp. You need to get a case with the lock built in. The Kensington lock just provides a false sense of security.
     
  6. devilcm3 macrumors 6502a

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  7. leman macrumors 604

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    I never understood how the Kensington Slot is supposed to secure your machine? Its just a thin wire... :confused: It makes sense for shops and such, where a customer pulling out their wire cutter will draw attention... the best protection for your laptop is to never leave it unsupervised.
     
  8. Chuck-Norris macrumors 6502a

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    lol wwho uses a keisngton lock other then retail stores? LOL


    the lock apparently damages the lock area with scratches and such
     
  9. TheBearman macrumors 6502

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    You might want to try cutting that "thin wire". Having spent the time to remove one of those locks without causing damage, cutting the wire takes a bit of time. What isn't hard is taking a device secured with one of these locks when you don't care about causing minor cosmetic damage.

    The locks are only meant to deter, not prevent theft.

    For the future, maybe a slot to support the Maclock locks might be possible. They don't really require as much room to engage as Kensington.

    BTW, the bolt on bracket is metal and uses the same type of screws Apple uses.
     
  10. Cuesca macrumors newbie

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    2nding this.

    Wait, you were kidding?

    [​IMG]
     
  11. bbishop93 macrumors regular

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    Well thats just poor planning, now they'd get your rMBP AND your gun. I think you need a another gun for your gun protecting your rMBP :D
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, definitely not kidding.
     
  13. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    More importantly, what case is that? ;)
     
  14. dastinger macrumors 6502a

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    I'm curious about the case as well.. pretty cool!
     
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  16. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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  17. Cuesca macrumors newbie

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    In regard to the case it's just a Kuzy that can be had for $25 after shipping from Amazon. The machine job isn't nearly as good as the more expensive Speck or Moshi and you might need to take some sand paper to smooth out the edges.
     
  18. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    Is the logo on the left part of the case design?
     
  19. Cuesca macrumors newbie

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    Not really...
     
  20. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    Very nice looking design !
     
  21. Cuesca macrumors newbie

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    I got the design from here.
     

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