Why no Kensigton lock hole in the retina MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Lolito, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. Lolito macrumors 6502


    Mar 20, 2013
    I use a lot the hole for the steel cable lock at the university, so it's not possible to steal the laptop. I wanted to buy a retina mbp, but it has no kensigton lock!!!!

    Why apple? why are you getting so retarded apple? gosh...
  2. dwong221 macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2012
    Get a maclock its the next best thing. Basically a screw on case with a kensington lock.
  3. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    I guess it's because there is not enough internal vertical room for the Kensington lock to be in the locked (vertical locking tooth) position, considering the thinness and heavy taper.
  4. TheBearman macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2008
    Cary, NC
    I can recommend the maclock bracket. Not inexpensive (on sale for $60 at the moment) but mounts and looks fairly clean, all things considered. I don't like the "shell" version and the less expensive hinge locks have me worried about possible damage.
  5. alphaod, Jun 8, 2013
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    alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    If anyone wants to steal your computer, the lock isn't going to help ;)
  6. ColdCase macrumors 68030

    Feb 10, 2008
    Yeah the kensigton lock/hole has proven to be worthless.
  7. LioryNYC macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2012
    New York,NY
    Maclocks in fact have 3 solutions for the MBP-R

    Maclocks made a nice move here since they offer 3 different solutions for the MBP-R:

    1- The security case and lock bundle- I got this one when they launched it, I actually love how the case elevates the MBP and protects it, I took the rubberized black case that is actually strong and hardly being scratched.

    They have 13" version and 15" version. Also have a combo lock version for both sizes which is cool!

    2- A security case and lock bundle with a wedge 360' head lock- it's a new standard of security cable lock which allows a full rotation and swiveling.

    3- For people who don't like a case on their MBP-R they made the locking bracket which integrates the security slot within the MBP-R by attaching the bracket underneath using the MBP-R's original 4 screws, I have checked with both an Apple store specialist and Maclocks rep. it doesn't harm any warranty. I actually thinking of buying this one only because it is made of a steel (though the rubberized case is a pretty strong polymer).

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