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seanosul
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The tablets would not be useless, as the software can be wiped. Even if the drive is locked the drive can be protected and bios passwords are wiped simply by removing the battery.

On my laptop (a Dell XPS) you can set the bios to report its location on a daily basis. If reported stolen, the location is sought every five minutes. There are software alternatives (not quite as good as hardware options but still likely to catch the opportunist thief).

http://www.absolute.com/Public/education/PC-security.asp

There are many others around but these are the ones who buid the bios add on for dell.