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On our last cruise the iBook we brought fit in the safe.


On the previous cruise I took a laptop locking cable and wrapped it around the closet rod and just left it on the top shelf of the closet when we were out of the room.

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We've brought our laptop on every cruise and just leave it on the table in our cabin. Have NEVER had any issues with it. We don't even put it away when we're gone for the day.


You are lucky.


My recommendation would be to get a notebook cable and use it whenever you plan to leave your notebook somewhere.



Also, set up a real password (In CMOS Setup) for your PC so that if it does go missing, others will have limited access to your data and programs. It is not foolproof, but will keep a large majority of casual thiefs from enjoying their catch.

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Agree that it should be password protected. I have taken mine on at least a half dozen cruises and I leave it in a suitcase locked and shoved under the bed when I leave the cabin for more than a short while.



It is because of my laptop that I can find my photos taken on cruises and tell when and where they were taken. That may sound like no big deal, but not everyone who cruises a few times can do that.

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I usually leave my laptop in the closet and have never had a problem. It's nice to be able to download those pictures and we also bring a small Kodak printer. Sometimes we promise to share photos but it never happens once we return home so now we are prepared to load photos onto a CD or hand out pictures before we leave the ship.


I also find the internet service to be very slow so I am able to download my messages and type my replies offline from wherever I happen to be relaxing. :D

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Have taken it on every cruise and overseas trips. No problems. Though we have left it out, we normally try to at least "hide" it to reduce chance of theft. AND, when you do that put the power cord and mouse away - duh!

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I planned to bring my new (first) laptop with me (Boston to Bermuda) in June but was a bit nervous about it... I feel MUCH better now. Thanks!

Is it prudent or over the top to bring a surge protector?

Ii NEVER worried this much about my kids LOL.



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