How unsafe is it to leave an expensive laptop at a rented apartment or a cheap hotel room? Which precautions should I take?

QuestionsHow unsafe is it to leave an expensive laptop at a rented apartment or a cheap hotel room? Which precautions should I take?
Brightn-n-Fresh Staff asked 5 years ago

I'm going to Odessa, Ukraine, and may have to take my laptop with me for work reasons. I'll be staying at an inexpensive place which I rented online.

Is it a very bad idea to leave the laptop in the apartment while I go out? What are the chances of it getting stolen? How do I minimize them?

The laptop is quite heavy and I'm reluctant to carry it with me all the time (it also doesn't seem very safe).

Also, I should note that it's not the data but the hardware cost I'm worried about (nothing spectacular, about $2000, but still).

EDIT: Are there any other ways to keep my laptop safe at home besides Kensington lock?

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