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weird lock sign port

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2 minutes ago, yousef fouad said:

there is a weird port next to a lock sign on my laptop and I have no idea what it's for. i'm really curious. what is it?

That's the Kensington Lock. Essentially to tether your laptop to something in order to prevent it from being stolen. 

Kensington Combination Cable Lock for Laptops and Other Devices  (K64673AM),#Cable, #Combination, #Kensington, #Lock | Devices, Kensington,  Security device

there is a weird port next to a lock sign on my laptop and I have no idea what it's for. i'm really curious. what is it?

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2 minutes ago, yousef fouad said:

there is a weird port next to a lock sign on my laptop and I have no idea what it's for. i'm really curious. what is it?

That's the Kensington Lock. Essentially to tether your laptop to something in order to prevent it from being stolen. 

Kensington Combination Cable Lock for Laptops and Other Devices  (K64673AM),#Cable, #Combination, #Kensington, #Lock | Devices, Kensington,  Security device

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5 minutes ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

That's the Kensington Lock. Essentially to tether your laptop to something in order to prevent it from being stolen. 

Kensington Combination Cable Lock for Laptops and Other Devices  (K64673AM),#Cable, #Combination, #Kensington, #Lock | Devices, Kensington,  Security device

oh. thanks I will probably never use it 

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Just now, yousef fouad said:

oh. thanks I will probably never use it 

I've only seen it used in office environments where laptops are kept on the desk pretty much all the time. The idea is that if you want to steal the laptop, you would have to either take the desk it's attached to as well or cut the cable. To which you'll look very suspicious walking around with a laptop that has a severed lock attached to it. 

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Sony MDR-V250 | Logitech G610 Orion Brown | Logitech G402 | Samsung C27JG5 

Intel Core™ i5-8520U | WD Blue M.2 250GB | 1TB Seagate FireCuda | 8GB DDR4 | Windows 10 Home | ASUS Vivobook 15 

Intel Core™ i7-3520M | GT 630M | 16 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 | Samsung 850 EVO 250GB | macOS Catalina  Lenovo IdeaPad P580

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