How long does it take someone to compromise this HP laptop lock, and what sinister tools do they need? Fifteen seconds. Screwdriver. Uh... maybe it's time to start looking into a lock for your lock.
Not up to HP standards? As someone who spent years fixing HP laptops, let me say this.
I've seen HP laptops (especially pavilions) with components held down with freaking tape! TAPE! Just normal, clear, mostly melted sticky tape.
Please don't buy HP. Thank you.