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What is the best place to stowe a laptop while you are out sightseeing or on business? Do you leave it in the room? Lock it in the trunk? Leave it at the hotel desk? Take it with you? Each of these options carry some risk of theft. I do not stay in high-end hotels, but I do try to stay in safe neighborhoods. What works best, and what should I avoid. Most of my travels are in Western Europe, where crime rates are relatively low, but everyone who travels with a laptop faces this question. I am asking because I am taking a laptop with me for the first time.

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