Kensington lock

Kensington lock logoAlternatively referred to as a K lock or K slot, the Kensington lock is small hole found on almost every portable computer made after the year 2000. This hole is found on either the back corner of the laptop or side depending on the make and manufacture; however, is usually marked with the logo shown to the right. Laptops with a Kensington lock hole have the ability to secure their portable device with a Kensington lock, which is a lock that is inserted to the hole with a cable that can be attached around a table leg or other secure location, so no one can walk away with the laptop while you're away.

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