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Does the Surface Laptop 2 have a Kensington lock slot?

Does the Surface Laptop 2 have a Kensington lock slot?

No lock slot

Kensington has become the standard when it comes to securing devices such as laptops and even tablets. Many devices have a dedicated slot that allows you to use a Kensington lock to secure your device, but the Surface Laptop 2 does not. Kensington makes locks for almost every Surface (opens in new tab) device including the Surface Book, Surface Pro, Surface Go, and even the Surface Studio, but the company does not make one for the Surface Laptop 2.

Part of the reason for this omission is that the Surface Laptop lacks the dedicated slot that many devices have. This means you'd have to attach a physical mount or bracket to your device to make it work with a Kensington Lock. This is what Kensington does with the Surface Book with the Surface Book locking bracket (opens in new tab) but there is not an equivalent available for the Surface Laptop 2.

Secure options

While the Surface Laptop 2 doesn't have a Kensington lock slot and there isn't a bracket built by Kensington for it, there is a way you can secure your device. Compulocks makes a universal Surface Tablet & Surface Book Lock. This attaches a retractable "blade" security slot using adhesives.

Using adhesives rather than a custom-made mount comes with both pros and cons. Because it uses adhesives, the security slot can be added to just about any device. It's not specifically built for the Surface Laptop 2, but will work with it. The downside is that you're sticking something to your device using a glue.

You're adding a slot rather than using a built-in slot, so you're also adding bulk to your device. The Surface Laptop 2 is known for being a gorgeous laptop that's thin, light, and available in attractive colors. Adding a mount is going to take away from that aesthetic in exchange for more security.

Increasing security

No lock is going to make it impossible to steal your device, but locks provide a solid deterrent to thieves. If a thief sees a device that's locked next to a device that isn't, they're more likely to grab the unlocked device. Thieves often have to work quickly and without drawing attention to themselves. If a thief has to break out a toolkit and work on breaking or cutting a security setup they may think twice about taking it.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

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