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Keep your laptop safe and secure while you travel

Alex Cocilova | Nov. 19, 2013
PCs make great travel companions, but you need to treat them right.

Know what you have
Finally, record your PC's precise specifications, including the make, model, and serial or service number. Having this information on hand is crucial for reporting a lost or stolen laptop—and perhaps recovering it.

Check the bottom of the laptop for a service tag with barcodes on it. Write all this information down. Better yet, take a picture to keep on your phone. Be sure to note any distinguishing features as well. Stickers, scratches, dents, or additional physical features will help prove you're the rightful owner.

You're going to be harried enough dealing with travel and family during the holidays. Follow these tips, and your laptop should accompany you safely and securely, no matter where you're headed.


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