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Security slot missing on 15 inch retina Macbook

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Just bought the new 15 inch retina Macbook... Amazingly and stupidly there is no Kensignton lock slot on the case! So, the best, the most expensive mac around can't be secured from being stolen in open environments (like Universities!). 

 

Sadly this means I won't buy these for my group now until hopefully Apple put them back into the design...

 

Thoughts on the best way to lock these down without ugly super glue lock plates?

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Thoughts on the best way to lock these down without ugly super glue lock plates?

It might be the only option you have:

http://gizmodo.com/5922947/the-only-way-to-lock-your-new-retina-macbook-pro-is-to-make-it-fatter-uglier-and-heavier-with-plastic

Although as the comments note, if someone really wanted to steal it, they'd just snip the cable. The lock hasn't had too many positive reviews with people saying it falls out at times and causes damage to the machine:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=459463

There are clamps available but not much room to move the laptop:

http://www.loxit.com/laptop-locks/laptop-clamp-fixed-base-lf1

You'd think someone would have built a universal laptop clamp like the following:

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Just two metal bars with teeth, slide it onto the base and close it as tightly as possible and then the locking mechanism on the end would close the teeth together. It should fit any laptop from an 11" Air to a 17" model and with a rubber inside edge, won't do any harm to the laptop. It might not fully prevent a theft but it's a deterrent.
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