What is this?

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  1. helloimD4NNY macrumors regular

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  3. helloimD4NNY thread starter macrumors regular

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    what's it used for?
     
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  5. alexh123drum macrumors member

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    Yeah its the Kensington lock port. Like an industry standard for securing different computers and stuff
     
  6. AnotherFanBoy macrumors regular

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    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.
     
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  8. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    You know, tons of answers can come from the owners manual.
     
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  10. SPNarwhal macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  11. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    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. :D

    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.
     
  12. helloimD4NNY thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks everyone. :)

    what would i have googled? "whats this hole on the side of my macbook pro?" haha that would get me no where.
     
  13. kryptonianjorel macrumors 6502

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    How about:
    "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
     
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    Priceless ;)

    What makes this thread is the question for what a security lock attach point is used for. Made my day. :)
     
  16. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm I'm still not convinced that's what that hole is for, I need more evidence :D
     
  17. AnotherFanBoy macrumors regular

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    Made my day.
     
  18. kryptonianjorel macrumors 6502

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    Oh don't worry, it works great...until you pull on the computer hard enough...
     

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