Macbook Pro retina model & Macbook Air : no locking port ?
Posted on 2012-12-20
My kid's school has 3 Macbooks that they mandate for
purchase for student's use (& the prices in our local currency):
a) Macbook Pro 13", 500GM 5400rpm HDD,
4GB RAM, 2.5GHz, 2.06kg, (no retina display)
b) Macbook Air 13", 128GB flash storage,
4GB RAM, 1.8GHz, 1.35kg (no retina display)
c) Macbook Pro 13", 128GB flash storage,
8GB RAM, 2.5GHz, 1.62kg with Retina display
I'm leaning towards c but I heard that b & c do not
come with port for cable lock (eg: Kensington lock).
Is this true that retina models of Macbook Pro (13")
& Macbook air don't have a locking port?
Is there any way I can get Apple to "drill" a hole so
as to be able to use Kensington lock?
Other than bringing the laptop around during lunch
or physical exercise activity periods, how else can
my kid secure her laptop (to prevent theft)? Is there
some kind of Macbook casing that he can lock in &
the casing can be Kensington-locked to a desk/pillar?
Or is there some kind of tracking software or tool that
can be installed on the Macbook OS-X such that it will
give out an alert unless my kid enters the right password
to disable the alert or some kind of software that will
give the location of tracking down a stolen Macbook ?