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"So what's your guess as to why he's lugging around 4 separate lappys? Why haul processors along with you... especially when your departure wasn't rushed under emergency, but carefully planned?"

I don't know diddly about this stuff, but is it possible that the data is encrypted and the decryption software is somehow linked to the specific hardware that it is originally installed on for security reasons? So he needed the laptops in order to be able to access the data?
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