It was last week and I'm still quite upset over this. Recently got a Sony Vaio and it was not even 3 weeks old when it was taken. Are there any experts out there who can, with details of MAC address, etc., trace the location of the laptop (therefore, also the low life burglar)? I mean what is the fate of stolen laptops besides the obvious sale. The laptop runs on Windows 7 (64-bit) and is requires a passphrase at the logon screen. What are the first few steps to take before making the loot saleable? ps. my passport was also taken. Seriously!?!! What good is it to the burglar?!