The first thing to do to protect your Macbook from getting stolen is to make a conscious decision to keep it safe and under your direct or indirect control, protection, or supervision at all times. Develop a constant awareness of it. Do not underestimate the power of this decision, for it is the foundation for you to enjoy this marvelous computer for many years.
Gentlemen, for work, buy a dark, low key briefcase. Ladies, enjoy a large carry all bag, and take it with you. College and younger students, get a simple, non-flashy backpack with a compartment for your Macbook. And always be aware of your environment.
A common mistake is to leave it on the table at Starbucks or on the desk in the library when you take a restroom break. You made a decision to never walk away from it unprotected, remember? What if you live in a dorm room at college and you go out for dinner – what should you do? In order to keep your Macbook from getting stolen, consider purchasing a heavy protective locker or safe, and always keep it locked inside when you leave the room.
Never leave your Macbook unattended during any part of your business trip, either in the air or on the ground. Similarly, never leave your Macbook unattended at the car rental dealership, nor leave the Macbook alone on the car seat when you fill up with petrol. It is easy prey and there are often people looking for opportunities.
Finally, do not leave your Macbook unattended in your hotel room. If it is too large to fit in the room safe, you can take it to the front desk and ask the manager to personally lock it in the hotel safe. Ask for a receipt as well as his or her business card.