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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by helloimD4NNY, Aug 18, 2009.
I've always wondered what it was for.
Security lock attach point.
what's it used for?
Yeah its the Kensington lock port. Like an industry standard for securing different computers and stuff
Its a Kensington lock slot. You buy a lock and one end goes in there and the other locks around an object that is unlikely to move, like a table.
It prevents people from picking up and walking off with your shiny new $1200 toy.
Dammit, guy above beat me to it.
google: Kensington lock
will bring you to: http://us.kensington.com/html/1434.html
You know, tons of answers can come from the owners manual.
even more from google
companys use it to secure it to the desks for their display models and stuff,
like apple and i guess best buy since they sell macs now?
i don't know who else would use it, maybe if you're super paranoid or something.
but that's pretty much all it's for,
to lock it up to the desk so nobody steals it.
Hey! I was in a Starbucks once and saw somebody's macbook chained to an empty table. I guess it comes in handy if you don't want to drag with you to the crapper.
Seriously though... I have a kid off to college. She secures her laptop to "stuff" all the time. Most notably, her dorm room and the library.
what would i have googled? "whats this hole on the side of my macbook pro?" haha that would get me no where.
"ports on macbook pro" 1st link http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/specs.html
"port layout macbook pro" 1st link http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4275
Seriously, google is your friend.
EDIT: I just googled "whats this hole on the side of my macbook pro?" and the 10th link is a post to a discussion on a Kensington lock on the apple forums
What makes this thread is the question for what a security lock attach point is used for. Made my day.
Hmmm I'm still not convinced that's what that hole is for, I need more evidence
Made my day.
Oh don't worry, it works great...until you pull on the computer hard enough...