Why was the Kensington lock slot eliminated?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ed94578, Jun 14, 2012.

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  1. ed94578 macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2012
    I don't understand why the Kensington lock slot was eliminated from the Retina MacBook Pro. Is it so we will keep buying them after they are stolen?
  2. Adamantoise macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2011
    So you can buy another one when your laptop gets stolen at Starbucks.
  3. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    It's because it takes a rather significant amount of body strength to put it in, which requires a certain amount of thickness and takes up space that could be used for other components and cooling. They also provide only very minimal security, as anyone with a pair of easily concealable wire cutters can get past one in less than a second.

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